Robert Z. Lee, Senior Program Manager, Climate Action Reserve
As Senior Program Manager, Robert Lee helps manage and implement the Reserve’s reporting, verification, and accreditation programs. He also has a leading role in maintaining and updating the Reserve’s programmatic rules and its registry software and systems. Robert acts as the Protocol Implementation Lead for the Reserve’s forest protocol, acting as the point person for all project and protocol related guidance inquiries from project developers and verifiers.
Prior to joining the Reserve, Robert has researched insurance mechanisms for REDD programs for the Nicholas, and interned at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as an Environmental Impact Analyst, reviewing international development projects for their environmental impacts. Robert has a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where he concentrated in Environmental Economics and Policy. He also received a Certificate of International Development from Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University with a minor in Economics. He has additional work experience in the financial sector, having spent time as an intern at Merrill Lynch and Soros Fund Management.