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Chris Clement

Managing Partner & Founder at Deep Impact Capital
MBA 2008
Master of Environmental Management 2008
Chris Clement

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

I completed my PhD at the University of Vermont’s interdisciplinary research program on smart grid energy systems, where I was a National Science Foundation Fellow. I bridged disciplines during my 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. I also hold a BS in Environmental Science with honors from the UNC-Chapel Hill. I served as the Peace Corps in El Salvador, where I specialized in coffee-agroforestry systems.