Chief Executive Officer

Marisa de Belloy

“Climate change can feel like a distant, theoretical issue, but it is already deeply affecting lives around the globe. Drought and floods decimate crops, mega-storms destroy property and infrastructure, and coastal areas are in jeopardy. Climate change is as much about social justice as it is about the environment: those who live in poverty are most deeply hurt by climate change but are least able to afford a response. That’s why we all need to join together to do what we can to fight climate change, for the sake of the most vulnerable today and for the future of humanity.”

Marisa de Belloy’s expertise spans a multitude of fields, including nonprofit management, investment banking, strategy consulting, and international entrepreneurial ventures. She has also been a professor and is a frequent speaker on climate change issues.

Marisa couples her extensive background in international business and finance with her dedication to human rights to bring a unique approach to her position as CEO of Cool Effect. Marisa is an expert on the causes of carbon pollution and its impact on our planet and people. She is relentless in her pursuit of solutions, often traveling the globe to personally inspect the science behind projects that mitigate greenhouse gases. She is just as comfortable in a small setting with local residents to discuss issues as she is appearing on a panel of climate scientists and policy makers. Marisa’s passion comes not only from her education and strong work ethic but also from her commitment to leaving her four children with a world they can enjoy for generations to come.