Dr. Chris Clement has over 13 years of experience as a practitioner, entrepreneur, and scientist working at the intersection of renewable energy investment and the economics of sustainability. The common thread in his work has been a passion for catalyzing investment in the transition to a broadly prosperous, low-carbon economy.
He founded Deep Impact Capital as a boutique investment banking firm focused exclusively on impact enterprises in need of a capital formation process that respects their unique needs and growth trajectories. Impact is broad and Deep Impact is focused primarily on clean technology, climate infrastructure, circular economy, sustainable resources, and access and empowerment technologies.
Prior to founding Deep Impact Capital, he co-founded and directed a clean technology and renewable energy focused investment banking firm, IronOak Energy Capital.
Previously, Dr. Clement was an Economist with the Sustainable Development Group at AECOM, where he specialized in innovative low-carbon infrastructure project modeling, analysis, and finance. Dr. Clement completed his PhD at the University of Vermont’s interdisciplinary research program on innovation in energy systems, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. He holds two Masters degrees from Yale University, an MBA from the School of Management and a Masters in Environmental Management from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He also holds a BS in Environmental Science with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador.
Specialties: Clean Energy Economics and Finance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sustainability Science, Energy & Climate Policy