Harnessing the Power of Private Equity for Carbon Management & Mitigation

As temperatures increase and extreme weather patterns become the norm, the need to mitigate climate change and commit to reaching the Paris Agreement by 2050 is more timely than ever. Private equity firms and their portfolio companies are joining the movement. How can they approach decarbonization? What are the typical pathways taken by private equity firms? What unique positions make private equity firms a powerful force in making positive climate change?

Persefoni and Patch discuss how to harness the power of private equity for carbon management and mitigation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role private equity plays in mitigating climate change
  • Understand how Persefoni and Patch jointly approach decarbonization
  • View new technology that can help you reach your reduction target


Keeton Ross, Special Projects, Patch

Keeton leads Special Projects at Patch, which spans incubating new strategic product offerings, partnering with emerging technology developers, and leading partnerships with carbon accounting firms & sustainability advisors. Prior to joining Patch, Keeton was an early-stage VC investing in carbon removal companies, and an Engagement Manager & carbon markets expert within McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice where he served several large, global private equity firms. Keeton is a nuclear fusion & accelerator physics engineer by training and is passionate about all hard-to-decarbonize climate verticals.

Ryan Miller, SVP &GM, Global Financial Services, Persefoni

Ryan leads Persefoni's Private Capital Markets team. Prior to Persefoni, he spent seven years at Malk Partners, a boutique management consultancy that works exclusively with alternative investment firms and their portfolio companies to create and protect value through Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Impact management, where he finished as a Partner.

Hannah Pelfresne, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Persefoni

Hannah is currently a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Persefoni. Prior to Persefoni, she was a Senior Associate Product Manager at Sustainalytics focused on ESG Risk Ratings, ESG data, and Corporate Governance. She recently received her MBA in Sustainability Management and Data Analytics from Loyola University Chicago and is passionate about the strategy and implementation of sustainable business operations.

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