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Charlie Bloch

  • Strategic Analysis and Engagement

Charlie Bloch is a Principal at the Rocky Mountain Institute, where he leads cross-sector collaboration, strategy and opportunity development within the global energy transition. His underlying interest is in leveraging technology to improve global prosperity and the environment through innovative finance, partnership and business models.

Charlie Bloch was a contributing author of the Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation, a report that examines meeting the urgency of the climate challenge in the next 10 years.


Charlie’s nearly 20-year career comprises a wide range of sustainability subject matter expertise, including utilities, clean energy, distributed energy resources, public water infrastructure, and alternative transportation. That background combined with a mix of consulting, corporate, governmental and entrepreneurial roles provides a diverse perspective for fostering cross-sectoral collaboration and helping to bring innovative ideas to market.

Prior to joining RMI, he provided strategy and business development consulting services to clean energy sector start-ups. He’s helped lead two other startups in each of the food e-commerce (Green Chef) and electric vehicle (Vision Fleet/Evercar) industries. Previously, he served as an Associate Director in Navigant’s energy practice (renewable energy and energy efficiency), supported technology commercialization efforts at the National Renewable Energy Lab, managed business development at MWH Global (water/wastewater), and led environmental marketing and public relations campaigns at Enviromedia.


MBA, University of Colorado Leeds School of Business

MSc, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

BS, Advertising, University of Texas at Austin


Boulder, CO

Authored Works

Systems Mapping: A Vital Ingredient for Successful Partnerships

The number of multi-stakeholder partnerships (including organized collaborations between governments, businesses and civil society organizations) that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has rapidly expanded since 2015. Many of these partnerships are working to transform complex systems from an unsustainable to a sustainable pathway, such as moving from…


Massive Investment is Accelerating the Era of Clean Electrification

The age of affordable battery technology is coming faster than experts previously thought possible. Thanks to massive investment, rapid performance improvements, and falling prices, breakthrough battery technologies are poised to revolutionize the way we power our lives and organize energy systems as early as 2030. In the first half of…