Brian Yang

Brian Yang

Brian Yang is a former associate with the Third Derivative, a new initiative within RMI that builds a global collaboration of startups, investors, and corporations to accelerate early-stage energy and climate innovations.


Brian joined RMI right after graduating from NYU. He has a research background in energy economics. Before joining RMI, he worked with multiple international organizations, NGOs, and venture funds, including the United Nations, World Resource Institute, Plug and Play, and EU-China Energy Cooperation Platform, with a focus on renewable energy and the sustainable development goals. Brian also started and managed projects on distributed solar panels that benefit hundreds of people in need.


MA, Quantitative Economics and Econometrics, New York University
BA, Economics, Peking University
BEng, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University