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Sharing our experiences since 2004

Our history

Cibola Partners is a consulting firm specialized in strategy and climate finance.
  • 2004

    Following his experience at the World Bank and the United Nations, Alexandre Borde founded CARBONIUM in 2004 in order to overcome the lack of international expertise in the field of environment and climate.

  • 2007

    In late 2007, the company began to establish itself in developing and emerging countries, in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Carbonium specializes in the so-called Kyoto projects or Clean Development Mechanism projects, targeting electricity generation from renewable energy sources.

  • 2010

    Carbonium strengthens its experience in consulting with large corporations. In 2010, the company signed a strategic partnership with the world's largest producer of electricity from renewable energy, the Norwegian company Statkraft.

  • 2012

    In 2012, Philippe Coste (ENA, Simone Weil promotion, Former Ambassador) joined Carbonium as CEO. The company also created a Strategic Committee.

  • 2015

    Carbonium assists several countries in their emission reduction and climate change adaptation strategies and plays an active role in climate negotiations at COP-21 and the signing of the Paris Agreement.

  • 2017

    Carbonium assiste plusieurs entreprises et établissements financiers dans leur stratégie climat, notamment suite aux décisions de la COP-21. La création de Cibola Partners, en 2017, correspond au souci de mettre l’expertise et le réseau de Carbonium au service de la finance climat privée et des innovations Cleantech. Yang Zhang rejoint Cibola Partners comme Directrice Générale.

  • 2018

    Cibola Partners achieved the Accredited Observer status with the USD 20 billion Green Climate Fund (GCF) and appointed Le Ban to represent the firm at the GCF. As an advisor to a development bank, the firm helped raise USD 145 million from the GCF for a project in Mongolia.

  • 2020

    As of January 1, 2020, Cibola Partners took over Carbonium's advisory business and doubled its business volume.

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