To accelerate low-carbon transition strategies for businesses and communities. 



Lori Collins, Owner and Principal

Lori Collins is the founder of Collins Climate Consulting, a strategic advisory that helps companies accelerate their transitions to a low-carbon economy. 

With experience in marketing, sales and finance, Collins helps clients move beyond a compliance mindset to discover how innovation, strategy, new markets and operations can drive climate actions in alignment with business goals to generate profits and reinforce commitment to stakeholders.

Prior to forming her consultancy, Collins served as president of Abundant Power, an energy financing venture; executive director of Joules Accelerator, a clean energy startup incubator funded by Duke Energy; SVP at LendingTree; head of marketing for Bank of America's mutual fund business; and VP at Fidelity Investments in Boston. At LendingTree, she was on the original executive team that grew the company from $7M to $476M in revenue. During this time, she led the core business and saw the company through a successful acquisition by internet and media leader IAC.

She holds a Master of Science in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh; an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University; a BS in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill; and is LEED AP. Learn more on LinkedIn

Awards and Recognition

Collins received the Energy Leadership Award and Women in Business Achievement Award from the Charlotte Business Journal, which also named her a finalist for BusinessWoman of the Year two years in a row.



Global Adaptation & Resilient Investment (GARI) investor working group  to assess, mobilize and catalyze action and investment on climate


Business, academic and government consortium to build leadership in energy innovation.


Nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate data solutions.


Public/private nonprofit with mission to grow Charlotte’s urban forest with 500,000 trees by 2050.


Global MBA summit to prepare future  industry leaders on the business implications of climate change.


International Women's Forum 

Carolinas Chapter Board Member

How is ESG Investing Affecting Your Business?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is having a growing impact on financial markets and businesses. Collins's presentation at the North Carolina State Energy Conference in April, 2018 provides an overview of the trend and its impact on mainstream companies. Download the presentation or contact Collins to learn more.

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Photo Credits

All photos on the home page were taken by Lori Collins and include her Mount Kilimanjaro summit and scenes from her time at the University of Edinburgh including the Scottish Highlands, the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, and the Urban Sustainability Challenge in Copenhagen.