Chris Clement

Chief Operations Officer at IronOak Energy
MBA , 2008
Master of Environmental Management , 2008
Profile

I bring over 13 years of experience as a practitioner, researcher, entrepreneur, and educator working at the intersection of sustainability, economics, investment, and innovation. The common thread in my work has been an interest in the economic, financial, and environmental dimensions of transitioning to a broadly prosperous, low-carbon economy. 

I currently serve as Chief Operations Officer at IronOak Energy, where I am co-leading the development of our clean energy investment advisory and consulting business lines. 

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Vermont's Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources. I was a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow, and part of the Smart Grid interdisciplinary research program. I was also a Graduate Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

From 2008-2012, I was a Sustainable Economist with the global design, planning, and environmental consultancy, AECOM, where I specialized in designing and financing sustainable development projects. 

I conducted my Masters work at Yale University, where in 2008 I completed a joint M.E.M. with a concentration in Energy and the Environment at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Economics and Finance at the School of Management. I earned a B.S. in Environmental Science with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. 

Specialties: Clean Energy Economics and Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Science, Energy & Climate Policy

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