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Ned L. Harvey

Managing Director, Carbon War Room Business Unit


Ned Harvey is a Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) responsible for leading its Carbon War Room Business unit.

Carbon War Room intervenes in markets to accelerate the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low carbon economy. CWR was Founded as a global NGO by Sir Richard Branson and a group of likeminded entrepreneurs in 2009 and in 2014 the Carbon War Room merged with Rocky Mountain Institute. CWR now operates as an independent RMI business unit, and together the combined organization engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to cost-effectively reduce carbon emissions and shift to efficiency and renewables. The organization has offices in Snowmass and Boulder, Colorado, New York City, Washington D.C., and Beijing.

Ned's 8 year tenure at RMI and CWR leverages his twenty years of diverse business leadership experience. Prior to moving into the CWR unit, Ned led the execution of the institute’s alliance with the Carbon War Room. Prior positions at RMI include serving as the institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Program Director for the Solar Market Transformation Program and head of Development.

Prior to joining CWR and RMI, Ned founded and led several Renewable Energy Development companies and served as an executive for a global consultancy. In his early career, Ned spent eight years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving aboard nuclear submarines and in the Tomahawk cruise missile program office.

Ned has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.

He currently serves on the boards for the Harvard Business School Club of Colorado and the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association.

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