Lily Donge


Lily Donge is a Principal with RMI’s electricity practice, where she leads the Business Renewables Center. Lily focuses on accelerating the market for corporate renewable energy. She is exploring new markets for the rapid uptake of renewable energy and developing tools and products for corporate leaders to purchase renewable energy. Lily joined RMI in December 2014.


Lily comes to RMI with over 17 years experience in sustainability and cleantech investment. Before coming to RMI, Lily led Ernst & Young’s Cleantech knowledge management, where she developed thought leadership and strategy. She previously worked at Calvert Investments, where she managed the environment and climate change team. She has helped launch and manage Calvert’s Sustainability Index, Global Alternative Energy Fund, the Global Water Fund, and the first green bond fund strategy. Lily has covered utilities, alternative energy, and water sectors. She has also worked at the World Resources Institute and in investment services at Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette.


Masters in Public and Private Management, Yale School of Management
Masters in Development Economics, Yale Graduate School
Bachelors of Arts, Economics and International Relations, Claremont McKenna College


Washington, D.C.



Authored Works

The Power of Agreement

This past year set a new record for total capacity of announced corporate renewable energy (RE) purchases. This unprecedented demand has been met with robust supply from renewable energy project developers as well as from utilities, which have demonstrated their willingness to work with these buyers in finding new solutions…


A New Chapter for Renewable Energy Buyers

More than 250 executives attended the 2016 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, last week, with the objective of accelerating corporate procurement of renewable energy. REBA is a fast-moving partnership of four NGOs with strong ties to multinational companies: BSR’s Future of Internet Power,…


5 Ways to Sustain the Corporate Renewables Market

The year 2015 represented a major turning point for electricity generation in the United States. The country retired 14 GW of fossil-fueled generation. Meanwhile, it brought online 16.4 GW of carbon-free generation, with wind energy leading the mix at 8.5 GW of new installed capacity, according to BNEF’s Sustainable Energy in…


Kaiser Permanente buys 153 MW of wind and solar power

Authored by Iain Kelly Kaiser Permanente’s recent announcement that it would purchase enough renewable energy to meet half of its electricity consumption in California made big news, from the Bay Area (such as here and here) to the cleantech and sustainable business communities to national…