The founder of the Climate Policy Institute is the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) which is the leading talent promotion institution of the Carpathian Basin. It has been operating since 1996 and offers public and free talent promotion programs from primary school to adult age.

MCC's unique talent development program is designed to complement conventional public and university education by providing high-quality training courses not just in one given field but with an interdisciplinary approach. The MCC Postgraduate Programs (Women's Public Leadership Training Program, Transylvanian School of Politics, Debate Academy, Transcarpathian Public Leadership Training Program) provide development opportunities for those who already hold a degree. Our Roma Talent Program aims to support talented Roma students and to help them develop their careers.

Mathias Corvinus Collegium is also a knowledge center: in addition to the above-mentioned training courses, it runs mobility programs, offers a wide range of scholarship programs for young people, publishes books and academic papers, organizes international and national conferences and debates, and also plays a role in promoting democratic dialogue and shaping civilized public debate. MCC gives enthusiastic young people willing to act for the nation and their immediate communities the opportunity to unfold their full potential, to learn from the best Hungarian and foreign instructors, free of charge, regardless of geographical or financial situation, for the benefit of Hungary and for the well-being of the Hungarian nation as a whole.