About us

Acclimate Partners is a new business identity formed by the merger of Inclusive Growth Partners and KAPXAdvisors. Our growing organisation enables governments, investors, industries and communities to address opportunities and challenges with climate change, the energy transition, and the strategic transformation of industries, assets and places.

Acclimate Partners provides policy, strategy, and program delivery services focusing on sustainable economics, with environmental and social outcomes, through capabilities in strategy, governance, finance, legal and technology. Our sister brand, Acclimate Capital, advises on and leads public-private transactions across services, infrastructure and real assets, including natural capital assets.

Acclimate Partners are today enabling large-scale transitions such as economic and social transitions of coal mining communities, the diesel transition for the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector, and the technological transformation of water markets. The firm is advising on transactions and development of projects in the renewable energy sector, as well as social policy and community development in transition-affected places.

Cassian Drew
Cassian Drew
Managing Partner specialising in public-private transactions with social and environmental performance components, governance, responsible exits, economic development and industry transitions. 
Louisa Cass
Louisa Cass
Louisa is an experienced senior executive, with experience in international development and policy engagement. She has worked with the World Bank, United Nations and G20, and previously led the Australian Government’s climate change program in the Pacific.
Arash Amai
Arash Amai
Managing Partner and transactions lawyer specialising in strategic advisory, development, acquisitions and divestments, market entry and joint ventures with experience working with government and private clients across 54 countries.
Melinda Dwyer
Melinda Dwyer
Melinda has experience across policy, grant and scheme development and administration, environmental governance, stakeholder management, project management, and has expertise in technical writing and reporting. Melinda’s career experience includes roles in the Australian Government and a global consulting firm.
Tracey Austin
Tracey Austin
Senior advisor leading transactions from origination to execution in agriculture, energy, mining and healthcare; advising on impact and ESG-led mandates, including in due diligence, local, regulatory and legal challenges; investment strategies and measurement.
John Achari
John Achari
Senior advisor on policy and place-based approaches with global experience advising on place and master planning in the context of investment, communities, culture and heritage significance, and natural capital assets.
David Rowe
David Rowe
Senior advisor on governance, investment management and sustainable finance with expertise in technology, education and agriculture sectors.
Melissa Impiazzi
Melissa Impiazzi
Senior advisor on investment and asset management, institutional compliance and operations, governance and strategic relationship management.
Stuart King
Stuart King
Senior advisor in finance, economics and strategy focused on advising senior government officials and business executives, primarily in the utility and economic infrastructure sectors, on policy, restructuring, regulation and project finance.
Isabella Bartho Laxton
Isabella Bartho Laxton
Lead UI/UX and platform designer with expertise in user centred design. Isabella brings a technical background and capabilities in full-stack software engineering coupled with a capacity for complex problem solving and skills in stakeholder engagement across diverse user groups.
Madhura Pathak
Madhura Pathak
Senior researcher with international experience in public sector, international development, public policy and strategy, monitoring and evaluation. Focused on human and economic development, sustainability and economic transitions.