Our Team Jim Cabot Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Jim heads external affairs at BEV where he advises the fund’s portfolio companies on their policy, communications, and go-to-market strategies. He has been working on sustainability and clean technology development for 25 years. He spent 12 years at the US EPA, founding a clean technology development center and later became Director of Strategic Planning for EPA New England. He then moved to the private sector running the energy and environment practice for a national public affairs firm where he built one of the nation’s largest clean energy practices focusing on policy, communications and got to market strategies. In this role, Jim advised a wide variety of clients ranging from multinational energy companies to venture-backed startups to clean energy advocacy organizations. Jim founded his own advisory firm, Cabot Strategies, in 2015 offering strategic advisory services.

Jim serves on the President’s Council for the Woodwell Climate Research Center, the Global Leadership Council for NRDC and the Board of the Long Duration Energy Storage Council. He has a BA from Harvard College and MBA from the Harvard Business School.