Date: October 26, 2020
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Zoom seminar
Steph Speirs, MPA ’14
Make Clean Energy More Equitable by Investing in Frontline Climate Communities
Steph is an entrepreneur and community builder with management experience in the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States.
She co-founded and runs Solstice, an enterprise dedicated to radically expanding the number of American households that can take advantage of clean energy using community-shared solar farms. Solstice also invented the EnergyScore, a new, proprietary underwriting standard for solar customers that is simultaneously more accurate in predicting who will pay their utility bill and more inclusive of low-income Americans (than FICO credit scores, the industry standard). She was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow, Inc Magazine’s Female Founder 100, Elle’s US Women Entrepreneur of the Year, a Kia Revisionary, for Techstars Boston, a Renewable Energy World 40 Under 40 in Solar, a Grist 50 Fixer, a GLG Social Impact Fellow, a Cordes Fellow, and an Acumen Global Fellow.
She previously led sales and marketing innovation initiatives in India at d.light, a solar products company powering areas without reliable electricity; spearheaded Acumen’s renewable energy impact investment strategy in Pakistan; developed Middle East policy as the youngest policy director at the White House National Security Council; and managed field operations in seven states for the first Obama presidential campaign.
She holds a B.A. from Yale, a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) with distinction from Princeton, and an MBA from MIT with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She originally hails from Hawaii.
Open to the public.
This event is co-sponsored by Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and Princeton Environmental Institute.