Emanuel Ritschard is a second-year MPP/MBA joint degree candidate studying business models and public policies to finance global climate action and the clean energy transition. After his first year at the Jackson School, he worked as a Finance Associate at the Connecticut Greenbank, deepening his understanding of clean energy finance and quasi-public financing of climate policies. Before coming to Yale, Emanuel worked as a counsellor to the Director of Trade and Agriculture at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, synthesizing the organization’s analytical work and contextualizing it with current developments. Previously, he supported diplomatic efforts to strengthen Sino-Swiss cooperation in science and education as an officer at the Swiss Embassy in Beijing. Emanuel graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Economics and a secondary degree in East Asian Studies. His studies of the economic and political relations of East Asia included academic and professional experiences in China, Hong Kong and Viet Nam. He is a Swiss national and also speaks German and French fluently.