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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Chris Clement

Chris Clement
IronOak Energy Capital


Dr. Chris Clement has over 13 years of experience as a practitioner, consultant, researcher, and educator working at the intersection of the clean energy, sustainability, economics, impact investment, and innovation. He brings a creative and analytically rigorous approach to collaborations with investors, developers, and startups to help them innovate and scale clean energy and climate solutions. He has advised a range of clients on award-winning sustainable development and clean energy projects in the US, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and East Africa. Dr. Clement serves as an Advisory Board Member to the Real Assets Adviser, an Institutional Real Estate, Inc. publication.

Previously, Dr. Clement was an Economist with the Sustainable Development Group at AECOM, a Fortune 500 company ranked as the #1 Engineering and Design Firm in the world. At AECOM, 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.

Dr. Clement is an Investment Banking Representative and maintains FINRA securities licenses (Series 22, 63, 79, 82) (CRD# 6724028) through Burch & Company, Inc. (CRD #102280).