Gilonne d’Origny currently serves as the Interim co-Executive Director at the Center for Progressive Reform. She is also Translational Advisor to the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, assisting with developing cellular agriculture capabilities. She acts as Principal for Planet A, a cellular agriculture and vegan consultancy for investors.
Her career has focused on bringing climate and social values to the core of business models in finance and business, as well as on systems change, including new technologies, particularly cellular agriculture, which could help transition from extensive intensive agriculture to regenerative agriculture.
She was the second employee at New Harvest, which advances scientific open research into cellular agriculture. Before then, she worked at Citi, developing bonds for good, in private equity on green tech, at Columbia University on translating climate science for Wall Street and the High Street. She co-produced and co-directed Stealing Klimt, a documentary on the restitution of five paintings by Gustav Klimt, including the famous Lady In Gold.
During school, she published many op-eds and columns for the Providence Journal, Africa Confidential, the Boston Globe, etc. and co-authored a chapter on carbon trading under the Kyoto Protocol for the Royal Society.
Born in France, she moved to the United States to study a BA at Brown University and an MA and an LLM at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her academic focus was on questions of sovereignty: from decolonization (e.g., Western Sahara) to war crime prosecution and international climate policy.