Bracken Hendricks

Bracken Hendricks is a Partner with J.M. Forbes & Co. a 185-year-old investment advisor and family office in Boston, MA, where he helps address climate risk and socially responsible investing for a billion-dollar portfolio. Bracken is co-founder and Managing Partner of Urban Ingenuity, a Washington DC based financier and project developer that has structured over $200M of clean energy project finance. As co-founder and chair of the Working Power project he is building an investment platform to scale local ownership of justice-centered clean energy assets with frontline communities of color and labor unions, to rapidly deploy 100MW of clean energy and $300M in philanthropic and market rate capital into community owned clean energy assets.

With Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, Bracken is co-author of “Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy” (Island Press), and was a lead author of the Inslee for America 2020 Presidential policy agenda, which shaped significant clean energy investment provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Bracken was co-founder of two non-profits Evergreen Action and Apollo Alliance (now Blue Green Alliance), and advised President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative on infrastructure, jobs, cities, and climate resilience. He helped design $90B in clean energy commitments in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and launch the US DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge. Previously he served as Fellow with the Center for American Progress and the Roosevelt Institute, and as Special Assistant in the Office of Vice President Al Gore and the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA. Bracken has a bachelor’s degree from Mary Baldwin College and a master’s degree in public policy and urban planning from the Harvard Kennedy School.