Advance Awards Sustainability Category Finalist
A suit-wearing eco-warrior armed with a strategic mind and commercial rigour, Caroline Angoorly has earned her stripes operating, developing and financing large energy infrastructure projects. She operates at the edge of the zeitgeist where sustainable practice and commercial success coexist. As global shifts towards renewable energy accelerate investment, Caroline’s proven ability to manage large scale and complex transitions away from fossil fuels is becoming ever more valuable.
Caroline Angoorly is a senior executive in the energy and sustainable infrastructure sectors. Graduating from Monash University with an unorthodox combination of law and geology, Caroline’s love for complex and interlocking projects saw her driving energy initiatives at EnelGreenPower, and eventually as Head of Development (Northeast) at NRG Energy. Caroline gained experience on Wall Street when she became the head of JP Morgan’s North American environmental markets business. In 2010 she started GreenTao, advising Fortune 500 and private equity portfolio companies alike on critical energy project developments before becoming COO of NY Green Bank, an initiative started with one billion dollars of state funding to encourage private investment at scale in clean energy technologies. During Caroline’s tenure, NY Green Bank transformed from an idea into a fully operational investment and asset management platform – the biggest green bank in the US and the first one to be profitable and self-sustaining. Caroline has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2018 Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy Honours in Clean Energy Finance and receiving a Monash Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. After over five years at NY Green Bank, Caroline recently returned to GreenTao to continue her work on clean energy and sustainable infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on technologies involving “CCUS” – carbon capture use and storage.