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Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Rob Wilder is Co-Founder of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index® (ECO), the first & leading Index on Wall Street for the clean energy sector. He is Founder and CEO of WilderShares that owns the Index, and Chairs the Index Committee. Rob holds a Ph.D. from University of California Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from University of San Diego. In addition Dr. Wilder often Lectures at Universities around the world.

Rob is Co-Founder of WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (NEX); he is a Partner in WilderHill New Energy Finance. He is Founder of the WilderHill Progressive Energy Index (WHPRO); and Founder of the Wilder NASDAQ Global Energy Efficient Transport Index (HAUL).

Dr. Wilder is a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and was a Fulbright Fellow. He is a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, and also enjoys speaking on eco-entrepreneurship in varied locales such as at Oxford University in the U.K., Gaziantep University in Turkey, Canterbury Univ. in New Zealand, Georgetown Univ., and globally as Professor for Semester at Sea by University of Virginia. He serves as Trustee for Society for Conservation Biology, on the Director's Cabinet at Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, and sits on other Boards.

Dr. Wilder is author of the Book, Listening to the Sea that links marine biodiversity to smart cost-effective energy technologies that prevent pollution in the first place. He is published widely such as in National Academy of Sciences Press, Nature, Engineering News-Record, Institutional Investor, American Society of Civil Engineers Press, UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Virginia Journal of International Law, the University of Chicago Press and elsewhere.

His early awards include an American Assn. for Advancement of Science AAAS/EPA Fellowship in Environmental Science & Technology in EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C.; a California Sea Grant Fellowship, Scripps UCSD Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowship, and receiving the National Academy of Sciences Young Investigator Award (twice). He has been a faculty member at the University of California, and at the University of Massachusetts, and was with The Nature Conservancy.

He emphasizes preventing pollution in the first place and an upstream integrated systems-thinking – prevention rather than cure.

Interests include education in the public interest, being an eco-entrepreneur for solar electric vehicles and innovation in both transport & energy. And his ECO Index and independent tracker have received accolades. The tracker was named by Lipper® a #1 Ranked 2007 Small Cap Core Fund for performance; ECO Index was called “the Dow Jones industrial average of global warming” by USA Today, and the independent tracker called a “Best ETF for 2007”. His work was recognized with an “Outstanding Individual Achievement” Award from the Center for Sustainable Energy, and after launch of the independent tracker it was named “Most Innovative New ETF Product in 2005”.

Rob is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He and his family reside in lovely Encinitas north of San Diego, California on a 1-acre site that is solar-powered with practical innovative ecological solutions including solar cars, renewables plus 2nd life EV batteries for Ebikes.

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