John E. Morton


Mercator Fellowship Program

Granting institution

Period of the Fellowship

August 2017 - May 2018

Project title

Private Capital Mobilisation to Address Climate Change

Project description

During his Senior Fellowship, John E. Morton is focusing on two key topics: Potential steps that Governments can take to attract private capital inflows for climate-friendly investments and options for optimal structures and investment vehicles that seek to maximize private capital flows from different sources.

Short biography

John E. Morton was Senior Director for Energy & Climate in the White House with overall responsibility for coordinating the Obama Administration’s international energy and climate change policies and strategies. Prior to this, he was Vice President for Policy, Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC. He received an MBA in finance from the Wharton Business School, an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA from Harvard College in Russian History and Literature.