Nicole Systrom is Chief Impact Officer of Galvanize Climate Solutions, a climate-focused global investment firm delivering capital and integrated expertise to accelerate climate solutions and create long-term value for our investors. At Galvanize, Nicole oversees impact management and measurement, and leads an interdisciplinary team of experts in science and technology, policy, and market development.
Nicole Systrom has spent her entire career partnering with investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists to accelerate high-impact climate and clean technology solutions. Prior to Galvanize, Nicole founded Sutro Energy Group to counsel impact investors, philanthropists, and nonprofits on how to direct mission-oriented resources toward innovative clean technologies. With an extensive background in environmental science and a passion for helping entrepreneurs scale breakthrough technologies, Nicole was frequently tapped by nonprofits, foundations and family offices for her counsel on their climate-positive programs. She is a published thought leader on climate innovation, on topics ranging from identifying gaps in the clean tech ecosystem, to building philanthropic tools for investing in climate solutions, to enabling better state energy policy.
Nicole holds a BS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and an MBA/MS in Environment and Resources from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to serving on EF’s Board, she is also a board member at Prime Coalition, Activate, and Energy Action Fund.