Andrew Eil, Consultant


Andrew Eil is an independent consultant on climate change and clean energy policy, international development, and sustainable investing. A senior advisor at Climate Finance Advisors, his recent clients include the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the U.N. Environment Programme, ICF, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, LTS International, Bloomberg LLP, and Bright Power (an energy efficiency analytics and services firm).

Andrew is also a regular opinion writer for the Observer and contributor to the Forward.

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), 2019 candidate for Columbia University's certificate in sustainable finance, and 2016 alumnus of the Echoing Green Direct Impact program (a selective training program for board service with emerging non-profits).

For more details, please see Andrew’s LinkedIn page.
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