Project Development Analyst
Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships, energy management strategy, energy efficiency finance
Jake Hiller is the Project Development Analyst for Environmental Defense Fund’s Corporate Partnerships Program. In this role, Jake works with the Director of Strategy and a diverse set of project managers to identify market opportunities, engage business leaders, and forge new corporate partnerships with the scale and impact to transform the sustainability of entire industries.
- EDF Climate Corps: Designed and piloted new assessment tool to measure organizational barriers to energy efficiency in EDF Climate Corps companies. Leveraging emerging data, the growing company network and new academic partnerships to implement systemic corporate energy management strategy in large corporations.
- Green Returns: Developed environmental benchmarking tool for portfolio companies owned by leading private equity partners in the Green Returns program. Assessing key opportunities around energy, water and waste reduction in The Carlyle Group.
- Energy Efficiency Finance: Co-wrote EDF white paper on energy efficiency financing barriers and opportunities. Participating in on-going discussions with investors, corporate partners and government actors to catalyze broader investment in the energy efficiency space.
Jake’s work with EDF began through the High Meadows Fellowship, a two-year competitive program that places graduating Princeton seniors in leading non-profit organizations with an environmental focus.
B.A., Chemistry, Sustainable Energy, Environmental Studies, Princeton University
Jake has previously worked at the University of South Carolina’s Graduate Science Research Center, the Princeton Chemistry Department and the U.S. Department of Energy. His independent work at Princeton focused on developing new varieties of organic electronic materials for applications in transistors and photovoltaics.
In 2010, Jake won the Princeton TigerLaunch Business Plan Competition and became a semi-finalist in the MIT Clean Energy Prize Competition for his team’s efforts to bring scalable sustainable energy technologies to communities in the developing world.
“Show Me the Money: Energy Efficiency Financing Barriers and Opportunities,” July 2011.
“Reducing Contact Resistance in Multi-Layer Organic Thin-Film Transistors,” Princeton University Senior Thesis, 2010.
“Inclusion of electrochemically active guests by novel oxacalixarene hosts,” New Journal of Chemistry, 2008.