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Neal Kemkar has spent his career as a lawyer and policy advisor focused on climate action. Before joining Galvanize, Neal was at General Electric, advising the full portfolio of GE business units on climate policy risks and opportunities.Prior to joining GE, Neal held climate and energy policy roles in the Obama Administration, with the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Secretary of the Interior, and in the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office.
Previously, he was in private law practice, served as an adjunct professor, and as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He began his career as a grassroots organizer, leading advocacy campaigns for several environmental nonprofits.He currently sits on the board of trustees of the National Park Trust, and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
He is a graduate of Brown University, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C.
videos A Galvanize Climate Conversation: Investment Opportunities in the New Era of Global Climate Industrial Policy The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) represents a new, ambitious era in American climate policy. While it’s still unclear what policies will emerge as a result of this shift in American climate competitiveness, it seems likely that we have entered a race to the top in global climate industry policy. Seth Kirkham, Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities, and Neal Kemkar, Senior Vice President Policy + Regulatory Affairs discuss this new era in climate industrial policy and the investment opportunity implications.
blogs Implementing the IRA – What to Expect With the 2022 passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the largest climate bill in American history, alongside the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), over the next few years, our economy is going to benefit from some of the most consequential industrial policy of the past century. The $800 billion in federal spending and tax credits will have ripple effects, direct and indirect impacts, that will drastically affect the business environment for everyone, including those outside the climate and sustainable investing space.