Why Carbon Direct?




Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan Goldberg

CEO + Founder

Headshot of Jonathan Goldberg
Headshot of Jonathan Goldberg
Headshot of Jonathan Goldberg

Jon is the Founder and CEO of Carbon Direct, scaling carbon management into a global industry to combat climate change through science and software.

Background & Bio

Jon has over 15 years of experience in energy investing and project finance. Prior to launching Carbon Direct, he was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of BBL Commodities, a commodity hedge fund. Jon started his career at J. Aron, the commodities division of Goldman Sachs where he managed a large proprietary trading book across global macro markets with an emphasis on commodities. Jon was then a partner at Glencore, managing the firm’s US derivative business prior to its IPO.

Jon's focus on climate change and negative emissions extends to his work at Columbia University where he sits on the board of the Center on Global Energy Policy. He has been a lecturer on energy issues at the university and helps steer the Carbon Dioxide Management program. He is also an advisor to Lawrence Livermore National Lab on negative emissions.


BA, Economics
Yale University


Board Member
Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University