About us

We are Clima Now

Our motivation is simple: if we want to provide future generations with a future worth living, global warming must be halted. And fast. This is probably the single greatest challenge human civilization has ever faced. We act fearlessly, humanely and thoughtfully. Fearlessly, because we don’t freeze up in the face of this huge challenge but remain confident. Humanely, because we are approachable, open and undogmatic. Thoughtfully, because our approach is focused and strategic, in order to have the greatest possible impact.

Clima Now Community

We, as part of a broad community, would like to help combat the climate challenge. We see ourselves as initiators and invite others to participate.

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The Initiative group

Clima Now was founded by a group of people who want to assume their responsibility towards future generations. We work to ensure that the sensitive climate balance is preserved and we inspire as many people as possible to join us on this journey.

Martin Meili, President of the Foundation Board

“Our Earth is our heritage. I am assuming responsibility for this. Now!”

Martin Meili worked for 30 years as a general practitioner in a group practice in Zurich. Through datuma.ch, he and his brothers have been funding projects that are combating climate change for a long time already. In 1970, he took part in the first-ever Earth Day as an exchange student in the USA and already then was confronted with the problems of climate change and the “point of no return”. With his commitment to Clima Now, he would like to work to ensure that viable solutions are at last promoted and appropriate measures adopted. Martin is president of the foundation board of Clima Now.

Daniel Meili, Foundation Board

“We’re all sitting on the branch that we ourselves are sawing off – I object to this and am doing something about it.”

As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Daniel Meili worked for many years as a chief physician for the treatment of drug addicts and thus helped to shape liberal drug policy in Switzerland. Today he runs his own practice. More than 20 years ago, Daniel’s father, Ernst Meili, left his fortune – while he was still alive – to him and his brothers as an advance inheritance to be used to build sustainable projects. The Meili brothers increasingly focused their commitment on the most important issue of the day – global warming – and established Clima Now to efficiently pool as much privately-donated funding as possible to reduce the greenhouse gas balance.

Ruedi Gerber, Foundation Board

“Use what you have and what you can to have a positive impact on our climate and environment.”

Ruedi Gerber is an entrepreneur, film producer and film director. He treats social, cultural or artistic themes in his films – some of which have won awards – such as LA FUGA , BREATH MADE VISIBLE or JOURNEY INTO SENSUALITY. For 30 years, he has been developing a farm for biodynamic products and natural wine in Italy. He revitalized an entire village by developing this vineyard and the agriturismo project that forms part of it, and by reviving the only restaurant in the village. He has been intensively involved in cultural activities and environmental issues for many years.

Nathalie Moral, Executive Director

“I want to actively shape the future instead of waiting.”

Swiss-born Nathalie, who has a Spanish background, was already influenced in her childhood by the social commitment of her parents, who worked in India. After graduating from the University of St. Gallen and subsequently working in consulting with PwC in London and Bain & Company and Zurich, she was employed by LGT Venture Philanthropy before founding her own consultancy, mavia, in Zurich in 2012.

The idea for Clima Now originated from her many years of cooperation with the Meili family, out of a shared desire to focus on the most important issue facing society today and to pool resources accordingly. Nathalie is the Executive Director of Clima Now.

Franziska Heidenreich, Foundation Council

«I love our Earth and want to inspire and encourage ambitious climate action.»

Franziska has many years of experience in international development cooperation with a wide range of partners and has a sound insight and overview of international climate policy, various climate protection measures, technologies and financing options.
Franziska studied International Relations at the Technical University of Dresden before completing a Master's degree in Environmental Science at Lund University in Sweden. After the postgraduate program at the German Development Institute, Franziska worked for three years at KfW Development Bank in the Resource Conservation Team Asia and joined myclimate in 2009. There, she managed the carbon offset projects department for ten years and has been building up bilateral carbon offsetting since 2022. On the side, Franziska organizes environmental education and wilderness education offerings for a deeper connection to nature and a more conscious sustainable lifestyle.

Anna Alexandra Staubli, Event and Project Manager

"The time to act is now!"

Anna graduated in 2021. She focused her Master's degree on the environment and sustainability and wrote her Master's thesis on bee mortality. Through her work as a facilitator at the Discuss it association, she has been constantly reminded of the importance of social change in order to achieve a certain goal.

Anna would like to see a world where climate protection is the first priority. When Anna is not campaigning for more biodiversity and planting flowers or plants, she spends her time exploring with Nola. Anna works as an event and project manager at Clima Now.

Claudia Piwecki, Digital Marketing & Community Management

«We can all do something!»

Claudia already worked in different media fields during her studies in Basel: as a vjane, program developer TV and journalist in print and online.

During another stint at a Swiss embassy, she realized how much decisions on one side of the world can have a global impact. She then spent the last few years working in the Swiss education sector, helping to build social media at USI University of Italian Speaking Switzerland and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, among others, and driving their web presences.

With her digital knowledge she moves between text and technology and uses these inputs to reach Clima Now's goal of activating 100'000 people for the climate.

Juliana Schneider, Community & Content Manager

«Action is the antidote to fear»

Juliana brings diverse experience in design, trend analysis, and future research. She has always had a passionate interest in the future and how we can actively shape it, especially in challenging times like the climate crisis.

Juliana firmly believes that optimism is the catalyst for action rather than apathy. She uses her creativity to effectively communicate the urgency of the climate crisis, encourage people to take action, and raise awareness. For her, action is the antidote to fear, and she is determined to inspire others to actively contribute to a sustainable and desirable future.

At Clima Now, Juliana is dedicated to building a climate-positive community and uniting people with inspiring content.

Lucie Kern, Event & Project Manager

«The Earth's beauty lies in its diversity - of landscapes, of cultures, of species.»

Growing up in multicultural Brussels sparked Lucie's curiosity for diversity. While studying Business Administration in France and Hawaii, Lucie's love for the outdoors grew stronger, inspiring her to pursue a career in the Hospitality industry with the mission to make it more sustainable. Frustration with greenwashing led her to join Clima Now, for its commitment to addressing climate change.

As an event and project manager, Lucie dreams of a society that values and protects diversity, creating a better world for future generations.

Marco Schneider, Impact Portfolio Manager

The future belongs to those who innovate for a greener world

From a young age, Marco was profoundly inspired by people who embrace risks and envision a brighter world. Consequently, he pursued his studies in Entrepreneurship at the Copenhagen Business School. He was astounded by the significant strides that the Nordic country had taken in climate action compared to Switzerland. Marco dedicated the following years to establishing innovative ventures for the Migros Group, with the goal of enhancing the overall quality of life in Switzerland.

He firmly believes in the transformative potential of creative destruction, where innovative solutions combined with capital, drive the societal changes necessary to safeguard our climate.

Nola, Feel Good Manager


Nola is still in training to become an office dog. She started working in the environmental field when Anna took up her position at Clima Now. Nola loves animal documentaries, walks and snacks.

When Nola is not sleeping in Clima Now's offices, she is out exploring with Anna. Nola works as a feel-good manager at Clima Now.


Do you have any questions? Please send an e-mail to contact@climanow.ch or get in touch with us via the contact form.

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Our Investment Committee

The Investment Committee assists Clima Now with impact investing in early-stage companies that have a positive impact on the climate.

Dirk Muench

«Innovative approaches like that of the Clima Now Foundation are needed to counteract climate change. Through my participation on the Investment Committee, I hope to be able to make a small contribution to the Foundation’s success.»

Dirk Muenchis an analyst, entrepreneur and impact investor. He co-founded Persistent, the largest impact venture builder in Africa, which has led to the formation of over 15 companies. Dirk is a co-founder of the Energy Access Entrepreneur Fund, which finances energy companies in Africa through their early growth stages, and an independent board member at Übermorgen Ventures. Dirk’s motivation is to foster global sustainable development and in particular to minimize climate change.