Tracey Durning, Founding CEO of Energy Options Network (EON), is a systems entrepreneur who pursues nonprofit and for-profit pathways to achieve significant social change.
Tracey launched EON – focused on multiplying and accelerating transformative zero carbon technologies – when she was the Executive Director at Planet Heritage Foundation (PHF). At PHF she managed the grant-making and impact investments portfolio, as well as built its social enterprise startups, for over a decade.
Tracey was also a Founder of Aligned Intermediary (AI), an investment group created to help institutional investors increase the flow of private capital into climate projects and companies. AI developed the Climate Finance Partnership with BlackRock, Germany, France and a consortium of philanthropies – an unprecedented cooperation of stakeholders committed to jointly developing an investment vehicle that aims to invest in climate infrastructure in emerging markets. In 2020, the AI team launched a $700 million joint Aligned Climate Capital-Ares Management climate infrastructure fund.
In marine conservation, Tracey is a Founder of Oceans 5, a global funders collaborative that seeks to protect the planet’s five oceans. There are currently fifteen Oceans 5 partners including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Oak Foundation, Packard Foundation, and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Tracey was featured in Barron’s Magazine for her social impact work. As a former journalist/producer (ABC News, CBS News, CNN) and filmmaker (ie. Executive Producer, Freedom Writers) she often drives the communications for the initiatives she builds.