Currently serves as policy director at CGC as it works to establish a Clean Energy Accelerator
Will work with Gina McCarthy
WASHINGTON—The Coalition for Green Capital’s Jahi Wise will head to the Biden White House to serve as a senior adviser for climate policy and finance in the administration’s Office of Domestic Climate Policy. He currently serves as CGC’s policy director and has been an integral part of the effort to create a national Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator, based on the proven green bank model. Learn more about the Accelerator.
“There is no time to waste in the country’s fight against climate change and restoring the economy. Jahi’s policy savvy will help the Biden Administration accelerate its efforts to create jobs of the future that tackle climate change,” CGC CEO Reed Hundt said. “Jahi will make sure that communities that have been left behind and hardest hit by climate change are thought of first as the Biden Administration looks to build back a better and cleaner country.”
“Jahi has been critical to the significant progress we made in 2020 toward establishing a national Clean Energy Accelerator to create clean energy jobs. He has made sure that it will benefit individuals and communities hardest hit by climate change,” CGC Executive Director Jeff Schub said. “We will miss Jahi at CGC but know that the impact he will have at the White House will benefit the country and left behind communities immensely.”
Previously, Wise was General Counsel and Head of New Markets Strategy for BlocPower, an energy technology company that finances deep electrification projects in small to mid-sized buildings and an attorney. Prior to BlocPower, Wise was an associate in the Energy and Infrastructure Projects practice at Skadden Arps and a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Wise received his JD from Yale Law School and his MBA from Yale School of Management, where he focused his studies on community economic development and clean energy finance. Jahi received his BA in Political Science and Economics from Morehouse College. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar and the Maryland bar.