Drew D'Alelio

Drew D'Alelio, MBA/MPP '22
BA, Northwestern University, Political Science and International Relations, 2016 MBA and MPP, Yale University, 2022

Drew is a third-year joint degree student at the Yale School of Management and Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He is interested in renewable energy project finance and sustainable economic development.

Last summer, Drew interned with the US Development Finance ’s renewable energy and infrastructure finance team where he supported the underwriting process for solar, wind, and water projects in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. 

During his time at Yale, Drew has also worked in the OECD’s sustainable development finance division where he helped write a major publication analyzing how banks, funds, and insurers can shift their portfolio toward sustainable investments, and at the UN Conference on Trade and Development where he published a paper comparing green stimulus packages in the 2008 and 2020 economic crises.  

Prior to Yale, Drew worked at the Center for Global Development where his research portfolio focused on foreign aid effectiveness and development finance. While there, he helped conduct a survey of national development banks and their efforts to finance the SDGs and combat climate change.  

Drew is a graduate of Northwestern University where he majored in Political Science and International Studies. In his free time he likes to play guitar, hike, travel, and play racquet sports. 



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A coal-fired power plant can't coexist with a safe climate, but securitization can help retire it.

(Photo by Sam LaRussa via Flickr.) This coal-fired power plant outside Austin, Texas, is one of thousands across the country that owners will have to finance out of service. 

Explainer: How Can Securitization Retire Coal Plants?

Imagine that you are a utility owner. You anticipated your plant would last 40 years and invested accordingly. Now you see the value of coal plummeting, but you can't strand your assets. Someone mentions securitization. You wonder: What's that?