Who We Are

Our History

FFI Solutions was founded in 2013 under the name Fossil Free Indexes. Our goal at the time was simple: to provide an easy-to-understand solution that gave investors access to fossil-free responsible investing. This goal led to the creation of The Carbon Underground 200TM, which continues to serve as a basis for portfolio and product screening for over $25 billion in assets that have transitioned away from fossil fuel investments.

Today's FFI Solutions

FFI Solutions has evolved to become a leading climate-focused research, analytics and advisory firm dedicated to delivering custom solutions that decarbonize portfolios and align with the principles that underly reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Our team is comprised of professionals with deep experience in financial services who are bound by a passion to align sustainability and financial performance.

Mission and Business Principles

Our mission is to support and accelerate the movement of capital into responsible investment strategies that align with a low-carbon economy and generate meaningful returns.

We work to benefit clients and the planet

If we are successful, our products and services will be impactful for clients and investors as they strive to manage risks and develop climate-aligned investment strategies that generate positive environmental outcomes.

We respect investor stewardship

Investors have their own unique goals and constraints. Decisions to divest, engage, and generate impact are those of the investor. Our role is to provide sustainability-focused solutions that are aligned with those goals and constraints.

We explore the unconventional

We believe it is essential to explore innovative methodologies in order to deliver climate-responsible and sustainability-driven solutions. Lack of satisfaction with traditional ESG analytics and ratings dictate a need for “outside-the-box” approaches.

We seek growth through partnerships

Investing in climate solutions is complex and requires broad experience and expertise. Success does not have to be a zero-sum game. We actively seek to collaborate with other organizations that have similar missions to align capital with sustainability.

Our Team

FFI Solutions

  • Stuart Braman, Ph.D.

    Founder & Chairman

    The founder of Consulting WP, he has been the captain of this ship from the beginning and has sailed...

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  • Michael Palmieri


    Michael Palmieri CEO Michael Palmieri is the CEO for FFI Solutions. As part of the founding FFI...

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  • Lynn Connolly

    Director of Research

    Lynn Connolly Director of Research Lynn Connolly is Director of Research for FFI Solutions and Founder...

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  • David Root

    Head of Client Engagement

    David Root Head of Client Engagement David is Head of Client Engagement at FFI Solutions. Previously,...

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FFI Holdings & FFI Advisors

  • Christopher Ito, CFA

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chris Ito, CFA CEO & Chairman, FFI Holdings Chris is the CEO of FFI Holdings, the CIO of FFI...

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  • John Levitt

    Chief Operating Officer

    John is the COO and President of FFI Advisors. Drawing on more than 40 years of deep experience...

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  • Drew Haluska, CFA

    Director of Investment Strategies

    Drew is Director of Investment Strategies at FFI Advisors. An experienced financial modeler, Drew...

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