Director of Programs
Barnabe Geis is the Director of Programs at the Centre for Social Innovation where he designs and runs programs that grow startups and organizations with a social and/or environmental purpose. He leads CSI’s Climate Ventures – an incubator, coworking space, and a range of accelerators that support entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders working on climate solutions – and has helped raised millions in funding for climate action programs. He is an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, and holds a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. Once an avid traveller, he was a social entrepreneur in the Middle East, where he backpacked over land through the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. When not working, you’ll find him somewhere in nature, perhaps freediving in a lake.