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Chris Clement

CFI & CIO at Encore Renewable Energy
MBA 2008
Master of Environmental Management 2008
Chris Clement

Chris has over a decade of experience as a sustainable finance professional, ecological economics practitioner, and [former] scientist working to catalyze investment and innovation in the transition to a broadly prosperous, low-carbon economy. The common thread in Chris' career has been the varied pursuit of solutions to critical global challenges -- climate change mitigation, energy system decarbonization, urban regeneration, and ecological sustainability.

Deep Impact Capital was created 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, regenerative technology, next generation mobility, sustainable forestry, and sustainable food.

Prior to founding Deep Impact Capital, Chris had the privilege of co-founding and directing a clean technology and renewable energy focused investment banking firm, IronOak Energy Capital. During that period, Chris was blessed to partner with a number of ambitious and visionary entrepreneurs, as well as many valued collaborators driving the clean energy transition.

Chris completed my PhD at the University of Vermont’s interdisciplinary research program on smart grid energy systems, where Chris was a National Science Foundation Fellow, bridging disciplines during Master’s studies earning two degrees from Yale University, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the School of Management and a Master in Environmental Management from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Chris also holds a BS in Environmental Science with honors from the UNC-Chapel Hill. Chris served as the Peace Corps in El Salvador, where Chris specialized in coffee-agroforestry systems.