October 12, 2020


Marilyn Waite leads the climate and clean energy finance portfolio at the Hewlett Foundation, covering the markets of China, Europe, and the United States. An avid writer and communicator, she is author of Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference and The Innovators column on GreenBiz. Marilyn also serves on various clean energy and investment boards, including 10Power, COI Energy and the Kachuwa Impact Fund.

Marilyn previously led the energy practice at the venture capital firm Village Capital, modeled and forecasted energy solutions to climate change as a senior research fellow at Project Drawdown, and served in a number of roles in nuclear and renewable energy at Orano (formerly AREVA). She taught sustainable business at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing and worked in a number of capacities throughout China.

She holds a Masters Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Marilyn is a citizen of France, Jamaica and the United States and is excited to elevate the voices of Chinese climate tech entrepreneurs throughout the English-speaking world