CMI is the independent peak industry body at the centre of business and climate action:

– we speak for business leading the transition to a net-zero emission economy, sharing knowledge, building capacity and catalysing opportunities;
– we are the stewards of Australia’s carbon markets and related effective policies, supporting their continued evolution while working to ensure the integrity of the market, participants and outcomes; and
– we champion the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and TCFD’s framework of climate and net-zero emission goals and mechanisms for increasing ambition, international cooperation and investment.

Our 2050 vision: A prosperous, climate-resilient, net-zero emissions world.   

At the centre of climate change policy & business in Australia

The Carbon Market Institute is dedicated to helping business seize opportunities in rapidly evolving carbon markets. Independent and non-partisan, we’re the peak industry body for climate change and business.

We believe that market based solutions are the most efficient policy mechanism to address the challenge of climate change. We share knowledge and facilitate connections between business, policy makers and thought leaders to drive the evolution of carbon markets towards a significant and positive impact on climate change.

Engaging leaders, shaping policy and driving action, we’re connecting insights and catalysing opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Our Vision

A low-carbon world where a national and internationally linked market-based approach to emissions reduction helps Australian companies capitalise on economic opportunities.

Our mission

To help business manage risks and capitalise on opportunities in the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. We are committed to:

  • Leading and informing the community on the benefits of transition.
  • Developing and promoting efficient and effective emissions reduction policy.
  • Building integrity, linkages and liquidity in carbon markets.
  • Supporting our members to successfully transition.
  • Building capacity and expertise for a decarbonised economy.
  • Being an impartial and independent voice on market- based climate policy and industry views.
  • Developing realistic and long term carbon market solutions in conjunction with business leaders and policy makers.
  • Aligning, connecting and informing today’s decision makers and educating tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Researching and analysing the impact of global carbon market developments on Australian business.
  • Providing insights on global market trends and bringing international expertise to Australian business.
  • Working with the government of the day to develop and implement effective market-based climate policy.

Our board


  • Elisa de Wit
    Chair, Carbon Market Institute. Partner and Head of Climate Change at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • John Connor
    Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Market Institute
  • Dr Matthew Bell
    Managing Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability Services Asia Pacific, EY
  • Kobad Bhavnagri
    Global Head of Special Projects, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Megan Flynn
    Non-Executive Director, Carbon Market Institute. Executive Director, Pollination
  • Emma Herd
    Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
  • James Schultz
    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, GreenCollar Group
  • Katharine Tapley
    Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ Banking Group
  • Emily Gerrard
    Director, Comhar Group

Our executive team



Our financial statements


The CMI is a registered charity. Our financial statements can be accessed here >


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