Chris Christopher Wedding
Executive in Residence
Dr. Chris Wedding is an Executive in Residence at the Fuqua School of Business, an Associate Professor with the Nicholas School of the Environment, and a Gosnell Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics at Duke University.
He is a former private equity investor, award-winning professor, startup founder, investment banker, and executive coach, with over $1 billion of investment experience and 50,000 professional students taught. His focus is climate tech, renewable energy infrastructure, impact/ESG investing, corporate sustainability strategy, and green real estate.
He brings a global perspective, with experience in 20+ countries, and language abilities in Spanish, Japanese, and Creole. He is a frequent speaker at energy and finance conferences. Dr. Wedding also writes about climate finance, conscious leadership, personal productivity, and social justice via his newsletter ZERO: Climate Finance. In addition, he hosts a podcast, Climate Torch, which interviews climate CEOs, founders, and investors.He received a BS summa cum laude in Environmental Science from Western Kentucky University, where he was a national Goldwater Scholar in Math and Science. At UNC, he earned an MS and PhD focused on business and strategy in real estate and energy.
He lives with his wife and three children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
- Executive in Residence, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 2019
- Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative, Nicholas Institute-Energy Initiative, Initiatives 2012
- 1818 Mlk Jr. Blvd, Ste. 261, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
- email@example.com (919) 274-7988
- Entrepreneurs for Impact
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