Stacey Lawson

Stacey Lawson has most recently served as Vice Chairman of Ygrene Energy Fund, a clean energy finance company which has partnered with 600+ U.S. municipalities to deploy over $3B in PACE financing into 120,000+ renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate resiliency projects. Ygrene has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as a “Financial Ally” and granted the “Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency Financing” and “Goal Achiever Award: Better Buildings Challenge”. Ygrene has also been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative and the Edison Awards for its “Clean Energy Finance Model”. As former CEO of Ygrene from 2012-2017, Lawson built the organization from its inception and has been an advocate for climate solutions, the clean energy economy and climate justice across California and the nation.

Prior to leading Ygrene, Lawson was a candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 2nd congressional district in 2012 where she advocated for critical economic, environmental, and social justice initiatives, as well as authored “Making More in America: How Restoring America’s Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild Our Middle Class”.

Lawson is co-founder of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California Berkeley, where she was an Industry Fellow, lecturer, and advisor to new ventures. Lawson also spent 15 years as a senior executive in the high-tech industry, where she held executive roles with Siebel Systems, Parametric Technology, and co-founded InPart Design (acquired by PMTC).

She currently holds advisory positions with SDG Impact Fund, United Cities Fund, Cool City Challenge, SRM University (India), Second Time Founders, Agastya Biotech and Pillai Center for Mind Science. She is an active board member of the Human Evolution Fund, Shift Network, Tripura Foundation, and the Institute for Noetic Sciences. Lawson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.