Gireesh Shrimali is a Precourt Scholar at the Sustainable Finance Initiative at Stanford University; and a Senior Advisor at Climate Policy Initiative. He is associated with LBNL as a Guest Scientist. Previously, he was the Director of Climate Policy Initiative’s India Program and a Research Fellow at Stanford University. He has taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA, as well as the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
His current research focus is on renewable energy finance and policy; in particular, on pathways for provision of low-cost, long-term capital for clean energy transition. His previous work has included topics such as analysis of India’s renewable policies; the impact of federal and state policy on the development and deployment of renewable energy in the U.S.; and business models for off-grid energy in developing countries.
He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Prior to his academic/research career, he has over nine years of industry experience designing high-speed networking and computing systems.