team & careers

Ari Smith
Industrial Initiative Program Associate

Ari is a Program Associate in the Industrial Initiative at Climate Imperative, where they support the initiative’s grantmaking strategies and portfolios on steel and aluminum. Prior to joining Climate Imperative, they partnered with both corporate and nonprofit clients to provide multidisciplinary policy research and insights at Economist Impact. They have also worked as a researcher across academic projects on international politics at Harvard’s Belfer Center and the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, and on financial stability at Yale’s New Bagehot Project, where they worked on a policy tool to study key design decisions made during government interventions in financial crises.

Ari holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

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