An independent consultant from 2014 to 2018 specializing in climate change and clean energy policy, international development, and sustainable investing, Andrew Eil is a partner at Climate Finance Advisors (CFA). As an independent consultant, his clients included the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), U.N. Environment, Climate-KIC, ICF, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, LTS International, Bloomberg LLP, and Bright Power (an energy efficiency analytics and services firm). With CFA, Andrew works across the firm’s four practice areas: developing climate strategies; appraising and structuring climate-smart investments; mobilizing, catalyzing, and leveraging public and private capital; and incorporating climate risk considerations into financial products, services, and operations.
From 2015 to 2018, Andrew was also an opinion writer for the Observer.
As coordinator of climate assistance programs for the U.S. Department of State from 2010 to 2014, Andrew managed clean energy programs and diplomatic initiatives designed to assist developing countries to accelerate their transition to low-carbon growth pathways. Andrew also advised Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern on climate policy. His program and policy areas of focus included short-lived climate pollutants (methane, black carbon, and hydrofluorocarbons), energy efficiency and off-grid solar power, and geographic regions including India, Russia, and the Arctic.
Prior to the State Department, Andrew worked as a consultant for the World Bank and International Finance Corporation from 2009 to 2010, contributing a paper for the World Bank Group’s energy strategy on early-stage energy technology investment. From 2003 to 2007, Andrew worked at the Eurasia Foundation’s Central Asia regional office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he as director of development built and managed a portfolio of government- and privately-funded programs to promote civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and improved public administration in the former Soviet Union.
Andrew has a masters in public affairs with a focus on international development and climate change from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton (2009) and a BA in Russian history and literature from Harvard (2002). A Fulbright fellow in Moscow (2002-03) and a Critical Language Study fellow in Harbin, China (summer 2009), he speaks Russian, French, and Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. He is a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) candidate, level II (2014), SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) candidate, level II (2017), holder of the Columbia University certificate in sustainable finance (2020), and 2016 alumnus of the Echoing Green Direct Impact program (a selective training program for board service with emerging non-profits).
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