Tracey Durning

Tracey Durning

Co-Founder, CEO

Tracey Durning, Co-founder and CEO of Energy Options Network (EON), is a systems entrepreneur focused on building collaborative platforms that scale capital, knowledge, networks, and influence to achieve significant social impact. Working alongside a wide spectrum of stakeholders, she pursues nonprofit and for-profit pathways to that end.

Until recently, Tracey was the Executive Director at Planet Heritage Foundation for a decade where she managed the grant-making and impact investments portfolio, as well as built its social enterprise startups.

In climate change, she is also a Co-founder of Aligned Intermediary, an investment group created to help institutional investors accelerate and increase the flow of capital investments across clean energy, water infrastructure, and waste-to-value. AI, Inc mobilized approximately $250 million into direct investments in its first year and is currently architecting the Climate Finance Partnership with BlackRock, Germany, France and a consortium of philanthropies aimed at accelerating clean energy investments in the developing world. A key product of AI, Inc—Aligned Climate Capital—recently began co-development of a $1.5 billion climate infrastructure fund with Ares Management.

Tracey is a Co-founder of Oceans 5, a global funders collaborative that seeks to protect the planet’s five oceans. The organization gives new and experienced philanthropists a platform to collectively target their assets—while also influencing collaboration amongst grantees—for greater impact and scale. There are currently fifteen Oceans 5 partners. including Planet Heritage Foundation, Packard Foundation, Oak Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Waitt Foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Marisla Foundation, the Moore Charitable Trust, the Angell Family Foundation, the Joy Family Foundation, the Tiffany & Co Foundation, and the Wyss Foundation.

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