SIPA Partners in Improving Energy Policy

The Center on Global Energy Policy is supported through contributions to Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs from a variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, and individual donors who share Columbia University’s commitment to improving energy policy through rigorous and independent analysis and engaged dialogue on global climate and energy issues. We are deeply appreciative of those who support our work and takes transparency of funding very seriously, which is why all are listed on our website. 

Our scholars carry out their research by following facts and evidence wherever they lead, independently and free from any influence or control by funders or other interest groups. They adhere to strict conflict of interest policies established by Columbia University to protect against real or perceived risks to the integrity of research. All gifts to SIPA must be approved by and adhere to the University’s robust review and approval of all funding. All contributions to SIPA for the benefit of CGEP are general use gifts that allow the Center discretion in how the funds are allocated and to ensure that our research remains independent, unless otherwise noted in relevant publications. Funding does not equal influence. It is not possible for any funding to pay for a specific research result. 

*This list is updated periodically and was last updated in December 2020.

Additional Resources and Information

  • Partnerships: The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations in the University's Office of Alumni and Development works with foundations and corporations to develop partnerships that advance Columbia’s research, scholarship, and strategic initiatives, and that align with our partners’ philanthropic missions.
  • Research Compliance: The Office of Research Compliance and Training helps ensure that Columbia faculty, students and staff are in compliance with the complex web of regulatory requirements that govern research.
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  • Research Misconduct: The University’s Standing Committee on the Conduct of Research implements the Institutional Policy on Misconduct in Research has put in place policies and procedures that define misconduct, outline the process for investigating allegations, and explain the consequences of committing misconduct to ensure the integrity of our research.
  • International Research: To help researchers plan for risks and requirements that may be associated with international projects, the University has established International Research Risk Management Procedures
  • Economic Sanctions and Restricted Parties: Certain entities and individuals are subject to sanctions or other restrictions under U.S. law.  These restrictions apply to both domestic and foreign entities and individuals and may restrict the University’s ability to engage in a project, collaboration or other transaction with that entity or individual.

LEadership Annual Circle

Leadership Annual Circle members consist of those foundations, corporations, and individual donors that have made an annual commitment of $200,000 or more, or a multi-year, aggregate commitment in excess of $500,000. 

ABN Amro

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Aphorism Foundation

Aramco Services Company

Arnold Ventures’ founders, Laura and John Arnold

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust

Bloomberg Philanthropies


Cheniere Energy, Inc.




Mr. Matthew Harris 

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Tellurian Inc.

Total S.A.



Sustaining Annual Circle members consist of those foundations, corporations, and individual donors that have made an annual commitment of $1,000 or more.

American Council on Renewable Energy


Mr. Nick Beim

Mr. Jay Bernstein

Mr. John F. Bookout, III



Cimarex Energy Co.

Citi Foundation

ClearPath Foundation 

ClimateWorks Foundation


Mr. Charles Fabrikant

Mr. Matt Fox

Global Infrastructure Partners

Mr. Jonathan Goldberg, BBL Commodities

Growald Family Fund

Ms. Maria Jelescu

JERA Co., Inc.

Mr. Brooks Klimley

Mr. Jeffrey Kupfer

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

Linden Trust for Conservation

Mr. Mark Lundstrom

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Mr. John Moon

Dr. Wednesday Martin and Joel Moser

National Hydropower Association


Mr. Brett A. Olsher and Mrs. Christina N. Olsher

Pioneer Natural Resources

Point72 Asset Management LP

Mr. Theodore Roosevelt IV

Kimberley and Scott Sheffield

Mr. Enzo Viscusi


Mr. David Wallerstein

Mr. Bill White

WPX Energy, Inc.