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Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program

Program Leaders

The design and development of this certificate is the result of a collaborative effort between faculty and staff from the Yale School of Management, the Yale School of the Environment, and Yale College, as well as a diverse group of industry advisors and content contributors.

Coral Bielecki (Yale Center for Business and the Environment) leads the program in collaboration with Robert J. Klee (Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School), Dan Esty (Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School), Michael Oristaglio (Yale College, Earth and Planetary Sciences), Daniel Gross (Yale School of the Environment), and Richard Kauffman (Yale School of Management).

The program's delivery is led by Trent Cummings (Yale Center for Business and the Environment) and Heather Daly-Hanley (Yale Center for Business and the Environment), drawing heavily on feedback and contributions from experts from Yale alumni networks and from CBEY’s industry partners to serve as either guest lecturers, interviewees, or advisors.

Partner organizations include the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance, the Connecticut Green Bank, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Inclusive Prosperity Capital, and the Coalition for Green Capital.

Faculty

Robert J. Klee

Lecturer at Yale School of the Environment
Managing Director of Clean Energy Programming at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Ph.D. 2005
J.D. 2004
Master of Environmental Management 1999

Dan Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law & Policy at Yale University
Director at Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
J.D. 1986

Michael Oristaglio

Director of Energy Studies Undergraduate Research Scholars and Senior Research Scientist at Yale

Narasimha Rao

Associate Professor of Energy Systems at Yale School of the Environment

Ronald Smith

Damon Wells Professor at Yale University Geology & Geophysics and Yale School of the Environment

Daniel Gross

Lecturer at Yale University
Director, Climate Pledge Fund at Amazon
MBA 1998
Master of Environmental Management 1998
BA 1992

Richard L. Kauffman

Chairman of the Board at NYSERDA
Chairman of the Board at Chair Generate Capital
MPPM 1983

Zoe Chance

Senior Lecturer at Yale School of Management

Kenneth Gillingham

Professor of Environmental & Energy Economics at Yale School of the Environment

Paul Sabin

Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University

Jacob Thomas

Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance at Yale School of Management

Marten Ovaere

Assistant Professor of Economics at Ghent University

William English

Professor in the Practice of Finance at Yale School of Management

Rodrigo Canales

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management

Shimon Anisfeld

Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist in Water Resources and Environmental Chemistry at Yale School of the Environment

Staff

Coral Bielecki

Online Programs Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Master of Environmental Science 2018

Trent Cummings

Online Programs Delivery Associate at Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Catherine Kennedy

Online Programs Administrator at Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Stuart DeCew

Executive Director at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Heather Daly-Haney

Online Programs Delivery Associate at Yale Center for Business and the Environment

Alec Appelbaum

News Editor at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
BA 1993
MBA 1998

Julia Nojeim

Clean Energy Coordinator at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Guest Experts

Bryan Garcia

President and CEO at Connecticut Green Bank
Master of Environmental Management 2000

Katie Dykes

Commissioner at Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
B.A. 2000
J.D. 2006

Kerry O´Neill

Chief Executive Officer at Inclusive Prosperity Capital

Jacopo Buongiorno

TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Peter Boyd

Faculty at Yale School of the Environment
Founder & CEO at Time4Good Group

Ben Healey

EVP, Corporate Development and Finance at PosiGen
MBA 2012
Master of Environmental Management 2012

Matt Dannenberg

Deputy Chief of Staff at U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Hannah Wiseman

Professor of Law, Professor and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Institutes of Energy and the Environment Co-funded Faculty at Penn State Law

Alejandro Moreno

Deputy Assistant Secretary at Renewable Power in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Diane Strauss

Research Director at Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance

Vero Bourg-Meyer

Project Director, Solar and Offshore Wind at Clean Energy States Alliance
Master of Environmental Management 2015

Chris Magalhaes

Chief Investment Officer at Inclusive Prosperity Capital
MBA 2014
Master of Environmental Management 2014

Casey R. Pickett

Director of the Carbon Charge at Yale University
MBA 2011
Master of Environmental Management 2011

Amal-Lee Amin

Chief of the Climate Change Division at Inter-American Development Bank

Todd Bridges

Partner & Global Head of Sustainable Investing and ESG Research at Arabesque

Jeffrey Schub

Executive Director at Coalition for Green Capital
MBA 2013

Rakhi Kumar

Senior Managing Director and Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship at State Street Global Advisors
MBA 2002

Sue Reid

Vice Dresident of Climate and Energy at Ceres

Noah Kaufman

Research Scholar at SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University

Sam Krasnow

Senior Advocate at Natural Resources Defense Council

Ali Weiner

ESG Investments Strategist - ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship at State Street Global Advisors

Sue Ely

Climate and Clean Energy Policy Advocate and Staff Attorney at Natural Resources Council of Maine

Kate Konschnik

Director, Climate & Energy at Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Melissa Ference

Associate Director of Digital Education at Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Jenn Lawlor

Online Education Program Administrator at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Student Development and Delivery Support Team

Grace Buie

MBA 2024
Master of Environmental Management 2024

Tanya Sinha

Master of Environmental Management 2022

John Hite

Master of Environmental Management 2022

Nadeem Demian

Master of Environmental Management 2022
International & Development Economics 2022

Nenha Young

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Student Manager at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2022

Jonathan Silverthorne

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Policy Specialist at CBEY
MBA 2021
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Bridget Gilmore

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Policy Specialist at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Humna Sharif

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Policy Specialist at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Shubhra Verma

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Technology Specialist at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Hardik Pokhrel

Solar and Storage Associate at Sol Customer Solutions
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Kristen Wraithwall

Clean Energy Finance Associate 2019/2020 at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2021

Maya Kassoff

Regulatory Program Manager at Nexamp
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Jesse Laniak

Renewable Energy Project Developer - Grid Scale at EDF Renewables North America
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Alex McRae

Asset Manager, Renewable Energy Investments at The D. E. Shaw Group.
MBA 2020
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Jon-Michael Murray

Policy Fellow at Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Erica Qiao

Investment Banking Associate at Credit Suisse
MBA 2020
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Zach Ratner

MBA 2020
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Elisheva Mittelman

Project Developer at EDP Renewables North America
Master of Environmental Management 2020

Maria Urrutia

Analyst at Cadeo
Master of Environmental Management 2019

Shubhra Verma

Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Technology Specialist at CBEY
Master of Environmental Management 2021