To speed the flow of capital to sustainable businesses.


Lori Collins, Principal

Lori Collins is the founder of Collins Climate Consulting, a strategic advisory that helps speed the flow of capital to sustainable businesses.

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 CLT Joules, 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)

Member of GARI working group which  brings together private and public sector investors to discuss climate adaptation and resilience to help assess, mobilize and catalyze action and investment.


Program Committee member for this global MBA summit on climate. 

The Collider

Member of nonprofit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions.

Iron Oak Energy Brain Trust

Network partner for this clean energy financial advisory.

International Women's Forum

Board member of North Carolina chapter for global leadership forum.


Board director for public/private nonprofit to grow Charlotte’s urban forest with 500,000 trees by 2050.

2018 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

Hear Collins speak on Environmental , Social and Governance (ESG) Investing 

and join the conversation on what it means for your business. 

April 17-18, 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Thought Leader

Innovation through collaborative listening.

Global Network

Far-reaching network of experts and professional affiliations.

Proven Success

Track record growing businesses.

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.