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Nili Gilbert

Nili Gilbert

Vice Chairwoman

Headshot of Nili Gilbert on blurred background
Headshot of Nili Gilbert on blurred background
Headshot of Nili Gilbert on blurred background

Nili Gilbert, CFA, CAIA, is the Vice Chairwoman of Carbon Direct.

Background & Bio

Nili is also Chair of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero’s (GFANZ) Advisory Panel of technical experts, as well as a member of its CEO Principals Group. In addition to serving as a Chairwoman of both the David Rockefeller Fund and the Synergos Institute Investment Committees, Nili is a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a member of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Council, and a member of Harvard’s Salata Institute Advisory Board.

Previously, she was Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Matarin Capital, which became one of the larger women-owned asset managers in the US. She also previously served as a member of the State of California’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Group, the Social Mission Board of Seventh Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, and the TED Vision Council. Her TED Talk on climate finance has received nearly 2 million views.


Harvard University

Columbia Business School


100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance

Young Global Leader (2017)
World Economic Forum

TopVoice in Finance

Entrepreneur of the Year
National Association of Securities Professionals

“One to Watch”
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Permanent Member
Council on Foreign Relations

Permanent Member
Economic Club of New York

The Robert Toigo Foundation