Market Specialists for the New Energy Economy

Karbone Inc. is an award-winning financial services platform for renewable energy and decarbonization markets. Since 2008, we have offered integrated and innovative Commodity Brokerage, Market Research, and Financial Consulting solutions to a global suite of clients. Our teams are proudly ranked first amongst their peers, and are all dedicated toward our core mission of providing our clients and partners with the necessary data, market access, and financing options to help them succeed in the new energy transition.

About Us

Karbone Inc. is a fully integrated financial services firm that specializes in renewable energy and decarbonization markets. The firm houses key strengths in Commodity Brokerage, Market Research, and Financing services.

Over more than a decade, Karbone has successfully helped its clients and partners secure critical revenue contracts and key funding sources, while providing the necessary data and insight to achieve their investment and trading goals. The firm and its employees are proudly ranked first among competitors by renowned trade publications. Karbone boasts long-standing relationships with leading project developers, commodity marketers, utility service providers, institutional investors, corporate and non-corporate end-users, and major financial institutions amongst its core clients.



Renewable energy and environmental commodity transactions

Karbone’s Brokerage teams source and execute a variety of transactions, bringing liquidity to buyers and sellers across the renewable energy and environmental asset spectrum. The teams operate in primary and secondary Renewable Energy Credit, Power, Capacity, Carbon, Renewable Natural Gas, and other Renewable Fuel markets.

Market Research
Proprietary data and analytics

Karbone Research provides best-in-class analysis of the political economy of the energy transition. Leveraging in-house transactional expertise, the group provides spot and forward pricing data, economic and regulatory analysis, and quantitative market research. Our clients use Karbone’s proprietary research and data as a powerful tool to make informed investment decisions and navigate transactional market trends.

Capital Markets

Finance & Investment

Karbone’s Financing services offer solutions for developers and investors in renewable energy and carbon projects. Karbone benefits from deep expertise in capital structuring, ranging from pre-construction project development and capital growth to tax equity. From asset valuation, to due diligence, to investment committee review, Karbone offers pragmatic and actionable insight and execution support. In addition, the firm boasts unique principal resources across project  technologies via our sister company, Captona.

Management Team

Izzet Bensusan
CEO, Founder & Partner

As the CEO, Izzet sets the strategy and path for success at Karbone. Izzet founded Karbone initially focused in the burgeoning carbon credit markets and grew the firm into a fully integrated energy financial services platform. He also works with select large institutional clients to acquire utility scale assets, including solar and wind farms.

He currently serves as the group chair of Young President’s Organization’s renewable energy network where he regularly communicates with CEOs in charge of renewable energy firms globally.

Izzet holds an MBA from Columbia University as well as an MA/BA from Brandeis University in Economics and Finance. Izzet is an avid triathlete, cyclist and has a green thumb when it comes to bonsais.

Jonathan Burnston
Managing Partner

Jonathan Burnston is the Managing Partner of the firm, where he directly oversees the Commodity Brokerage and Research groups. Jonathan has been pivotal in undertaking new initiatives at the firm to launch the carbon credit, power, capacity, research, and ultimately the renewable fuels desks. In addition to his transactional work, he also provides analytical input into the firm’s research practice and integrated support for the capital advisory business.

Prior to Karbone, Jonathan co-founded a project origination firm in the CDM Carbon market in China.

Jonathan holds a BA from Tufts University and a MA from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. An active Aikido student with a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo, Jonathan is perhaps best known as Karbone’s self-proclaimed Foosball Ninja.

Contact Us

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New York Office

675 Third Avenue, Suite 3004
New York, NY 10017

Phone: +1 646 291 2900
Fax: +1 646 219 7168

London Office

17 Dominion St,
London, EC2M 2EF
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7997 7020

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