right° appoints Jacopo Pellegrino, PhD as CTO

Frankfurt am Main, October 4, 2022 – Frankfurt-based climate tech right° is expanding its management team around co-founders Hannah Helmke and Dr. Sebastian Müller, LL.M. and appointing Jacopo Pellegrino, PhD as Chief Technical Officer (CTO). As a provider of metrics and software solutions for calculating the climate impact of economic activities, right° thus bundles all technical functions from methodology development to software deployment in one division of currently eleven specialists.


“Our team and our customers value Jacopo for his pursuit of the best possible technical solutions, his empathy and determination as a manager, but at the same time for his great scientific integrity,” said Hannah Helmke, founder and CEO of right°. “Thus, he combines exactly the qualities we now need as a fast-growing company to achieve our overall goal: To establish degrees Celsius as a standard across sectors to measure, manage and communicate the climate impact of companies as well as investments.”


Jacopo Pellegrino has been with the company since 2020 and previously led the XDC Model team, which handles methodological as well as technical development of the calculation methodology. With a PhD in physics, he specialises in the simulation and optimisation of complex systems, such as cloud networks. Before joining right°, he worked at Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH on simulators for satellite systems and spacecraft. Experience he plans to bring to the new role:


“I am looking forward to making a significant contribution to process optimization and the expansion of our technical infrastructure in my new position,” says Jacopo Pellegrino. “For me personally, it’s also an opportunity to learn even more directly from our customers as well as our product development team and be involved across the full tech stack.”


With its proprietary XDC (X-Degree Compatibility) and specialized software tools, right° offers solutions to corporate clients in industry, finance and real estate to calculate their own climate impact in degrees Celsius and thus directly relate it to the 1.5°C target of the Paris Climate Agreement. The young company’s customers include leading banks, institutional investors and several DAX-listed corporations. After years primarily dedicated to model and product development, the focus is now on scaling the products and tools.

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