Michael Donatti

Michael Donatti

  • Urban Transformation

Michael is a manager in RMI’s Urban Transformation team. He leads RMI’s work supporting Houston in the implementation of its Climate Action and Resilient Houston plans. He also supports broad program efforts to help cities mitigate climate change and become more resilient, including through his work on urban nature and educational resources for public servants.


Prior to joining RMI, Michael focused on climate and sustainability topics for clients at the management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. This included working with companies across the oil and gas, fuel, aviation, financial services, and other industries. He also helped manage the firm’s internal carbon strategy. While with Oliver Wyman, he held a six-month secondment on RMI’s Islands and Energy team, working to build a financial mechanism for critical facilities in low-to-moderate-income communities in Puerto Rico to gain access to solar and storage backup power. Prior to Oliver Wyman, he held internships with the Environmental Defense Fund (focusing on reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector); BP America; and Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemical.


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University
M.S., Environmental Policy and Management, University of Bristol (Fulbright University of Bristol Partnership Award)

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