Mr. Amit Bando is the Chief Economist and Senior Advisor on Just and Inclusive Economics at Ceres where he promotes innovative financing of clean energy initiatives and climate change mitigation/adaptation options. Working with institutional investors (with over $60 trillion in assets under management), Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in more than 60 nations, he specializes in policy design, market transformation, and impact evaluation of programs while focusing on outreach and training. In addition, Mr. Bando is a Senior Advisor on Commercial Law Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he focuses on infrastructure development via public-private partnerships. As a policy and technical adviser, he provides written and oral testimony at international ministerial forums such as the G-20 Summit, World Economic Forum, UNEP, Rio+20, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Clean Energy Ministerial. He is actively engaged with national and transnational industry groups to promote clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives. He serves on the International Advisory Council of the Commission on National (U.S.) Energy Efficiency Policy and the International Steering Committee of the Alliance to Save Energy’s EE Global Forum.
Mr. Bando was the inaugural Executive Director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), where he coordinated energy efficiency policies, regulations, financing and standards among G-20 member nations. As Senior Policy Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy, he helped develop the National Energy Modeling Systems (NEMS) and establish the Chicago Climate Exchange. Working from Washington DC, Paris, and New Delhi, Mr. Bando teaches at HEC-Paris and has taught at the University of Chicago and other U.S. universities. He has authored several seminal publications including Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. He completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in Economics, Finance, and Statistics at the Universities of Minnesota and Chicago as well as the Delhi School of Economics