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 is currently Partner at IronOak Energy Capital, where he co-leads the clean energy and sustainable technology investment banking and advisory businesses.
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