About Karbone

Committed to a SustainableEnergy Transition


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.


Our Mission

Karbone’s dedicated team of experts utilize extensive transactional and analytical experience within renewable energy and environmental commodity markets to deliver award-winning services and help clients succeed in the new energy transition.

Our broad and integrated approach between our specialized business units allows Karbone to act as a source of execution and ongoing insight into renewable power, renewable fuel and carbon markets.

Our Management


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

As the Managing Partner of the firm, Jonathan 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.


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