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The team
Thomas O'Neill

Thomas founded Danu Insight to develop the financial logic for investors to justify real-world climate impact. He previously co-founded the market-leading climate lobbying think tank, InfluenceMap, to help institutional investors and civil society challenge the corporate capture of climate change politics. Thomas lives in Berlin and has a degree in Politics and an MSc in International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck, University of London. He is on the Forbes under 30 list for Europe Law and Policy.

Kate Mackenzie
Advisor, Strategic communications​

Kate Mackenzie is an independent consultant who advises organisations pursuing the Paris Agreement goals on climate change, particularly in relation to finance and economics, strategy, and communication. She is also a regular contributor for Bloomberg Green, where she writes the "Stranded Assets" column. Kate was formerly director of Finance, Policy and Decision Metrics at Climate-KIC Australia. Prior to that, she worked as a financial journalist at the Financial Times in London and Sydney. She is a member of the stakeholder advisory committee for the NESP Hub, an Australian science research network, and a fellow at the Centre for Policy Development, an independent, research-focused thinktank.

Adam Osborne 
Data analyst

Adam is a data analyst at Danu Insight. After joining in 2023, he has led on building analysis of corporate communications through machine learning models, deriving key environmental and financial insights from our data. He holds a BEng in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol, and recently completed an MSc in Environment, Politics, and Development at King’s College London.

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Paul Dickinson
Advisor​, Organisational development

Paul founded CDP in 2000 with an ambition of creating a global economic system that operates within sustainable environmental boundaries and prevents dangerous climate change. Paul previously co-founded Rufus Leonard Corporate Design and EyeNetwork. Paul is Chair of the Trustees of the NGO ShareAction as well as a Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland where he has established a program of seminars and retreats now used by the responsible investment community as well as emerging social businesses.

Louis Fletcher
Advisor, Academic

Louis Fletcher led on the writing of several of Danu's (formerly Universal Owner's) influential reports. Louis has a deep understanding of how to harness social science to tackle real-world problems. He has won awards on existential risk and climate change from the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and The Guardian. He has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Politics, and an MPhil from the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge.

David Pomerenke  
Data Scientist

David Pomerenke is a data scientist. He leverages machine learning and natural language processing to build systems for the large-scale data analysis. He holds an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from Maastricht University, and a BA in Philosophy and Computer Science from the University of Konstanz. His research has applied data science to climate policy, and to impact evaluation of climate protests. David has been an Engineering Fellow to the German government, and has co-created Diversifix, a software for inclusive language

Yingtong Fang

Yingtong Fang is a committed Climate Finance Analyst, specialising in conducting thorough research and analysis in the field of climate finance. With her strong passion for ESG investing, Yingtong actively contributes to UOI's research and reports, collaborating closely with the team to ensure well-informed decision-making. Drawing upon her expertise, she excels in identifying and effectively addressing potential risks. Yingtong's dedication and collaborative approach make her a valuable asset to UOI's mission in promoting sustainable and responsible investment practices.

Catherine Bui  
Data Scientist

Cathrine Bui is an AI ethics specialist and founder of BUI consulting. She helped DNB Bank, the biggest financial institution in the Nordics, develop algorithmic impact assessments and prepare for the upcoming EU AI Act regulations. As a professional speaker with 6 years of experience, Iʼve lectured at the ASEAN Human Rights forum, conferences in Mozambique and South Korea, and company events at Cisco. She is a member of NORDE, Norwegian Council for Digital Ethics, and on the board of Protocols of AI Security IEEE; a global initiative to set up a new research center to improve AI safety.

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