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Roberto Zanchi

Sr. Associate

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  • Business Renewables Center

Roberto works on RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) team where he focuses on supporting product development and growing the BRC’s membership.

BACKGROUND

Prior to joining RMI, Roberto worked at nonprofit CDP in Berlin and London, and helped to launch RE100, a global platform to make influential companies commit to 100% renewable electricity. Roberto ran the RE100 Technical Advisory Group and organized events to educate companies to international renewable energy procurement options.

Between 2005 and 2012, Roberto studied and worked in India, where he focused on bringing social enterprises and other market-based solutions to social development issues to scale. His work there included writing business plans for microfinance institutions, and market research for impact investors on new business models for drinking water supply.

Roberto is fluent in Italian, and can converse in German, Hindi, and Modern Greek.

EDUCATION

MSc in Energy Policy, Imperial College London
MSc in Economics and Management, Bocconi University
BSc in Economics and Management, Bocconi University

LOCATION

Washington, D.C.

Authored Blog Posts

The Corporate Renewables Market Is Ready for Smaller Buyers

This blog post is part of a series from RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), which streamlines and accelerates corporate purchasing of off-site, large-scale renewable energy.   “The era of expensive renewables is over,” declared the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, at the release of…