Arpad Cseh founded the Climate Opportunity Initiative in 2016 with the aim of transforming the priorities of political and economic decision makers so that they become the drivers of climate change instead of the obstacles to it. Often their priorities are controlled by short-term benefits and by self-interest, which is in conflict with the long term global nature of climate change.  

Arpad is also a portfolio manager at UBS Asset Management in the transportation, utilities, energy and social infrastructure sectors, where he has worked for the past 11 years; he has worked part time for the past year to dedicate time to the Climate Opportunity Initiative.

Arpad has a MSc in Economics, is a member of the CFA Institute and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.