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Alex Rau, Ph.D.

Alex Rau, Ph.D.

Alex Rau, Ph.D.

Alex Rau, Ph.D. CFA

Alex Rau is a founding partner of Climate Wedge Ltd, an independent firm providing carbon finance and emissions trading related advisory and asset management services, and pursuing principal investments and project development in the carbon markets. Alex has a decade of experience in carbon finance, emissions trading, and environmental commodities, and has acted as a principal and/or advisor on transactions exceeding 50 million metric tons of CO2eq reductions.  He cofounded US carbon developer EOS Climate, and was previously part of the Climate Change Services team in PricewaterhouseCoopers’s Energy Corporate Finance practice in London, developing and structuring portfolios of carbon assets during the early stages of the Clean Development Mechanism market as well as designing Kyoto response strategies for multinational corporations. Alex has worked with numerous clients such as Cheyne Capital, McKinsey & Company, Rio Tinto, News Corporation, Electricite de France, the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and CSIRO on carbon-related issues. He also co-authored the original version of the Voluntary Carbon Standard, the most widely accepted trading standard for non-Kyoto carbon assets, and has published in journals ranging from Science to the Harvard Business Review. Alex has a Ph.D. in physics from Oxford University, a B.A. from Cornell University, and is a CFA charterholder.