Peter Sopher

Senior Associate

Peter joined CEV as a Senior Associate in September 2019. His career has focused on global energy and environmental challenges using financial, economic, and policy approaches.

He began his career at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) where he specialized in interdisciplinary clean energy, carbon market, and deforestation reduction analyses – first as the Climate Economics Fellow on EDF’s International Climate Team (2011-2013), and subsequently as a Clean Energy Analyst (2013-2016). He led and facilitated the crafting of policy solutions, and he authored over 40 publications for diverse audiences spanning scientific and law review journals, public reports, and mainstream media.

Before entering graduate school in 2016, he launched his finance career at Option 3 Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund focused on cyber security. During his first graduate school summer in 2017, Peter published an econometric Insight Paper on early stage venture capital trends in the energy sector as the Birol Fellow within the Paris-based International Energy Agency’s Economics & Investments Office. For the summer of 2018, Peter became a Project Finance Associate as a member of CrossBoundary’s Johannesburg office, where he evaluated clean energy infrastructure developments in Southern Africa.

Peter graduated a concurrent MBA/MPA program at The Wharton School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2019. As an undergraduate, Peter majored in Economics and attained a Certificate in Environmental Studies at Princeton University.

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