Financial Policy Director
Areas of expertise: Energy efficiency finance
As Environmental Defense Fund’s Financial Policy Director, Brad Copithorne primarily focuses on removing market barriers and developing new strategies for investing in energy efficiency. His work involves close coordination between individual and institutional investors, lenders, fund managers, environmental service companies, real estate owners, utilities, regulators, government officials and other private and public sector stakeholders. Brad is leading the effort to develop On-Bill Repayment programs in California, Texas, Ohio, Hawaii and other states.
Brad has 20 years of experience in investment banking at Salomon Brothers/Citi and Morgan Stanley. Most recently, he worked in the Menlo Park office of Morgan Stanley covering the enterprise hardware and technology supply chain industries. At EDF Brad is focused on creating markets to finance energy efficiency and renewable generation projects. Recently, he has been working to create a statewide on-bill repayment program in California using third party capital.
In 2009, Brad re-enrolled at Stanford University to study energy policy and graduated in June, 2010.
Brad has the following degrees:
- BAS, Industrial Engineering and Quantitative Economics, Stanford
- MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford 2010