Dr. Rob Wilder is an eco-entrepreneur and frequently a Visiting Lecturer at Universities around the world. He is co-Founder of WilderHill Clean Energy Index® (ECO) the first & leading Index on Wall Street for the clean energy sector; and CEO of Wildershares LLC that owns the Index. Rob holds a Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from University of San Diego.
Rob is Founder of Wilder NASDAQ Global Energy Efficient Transport Index (HAUL) and involved in solar/electric vehicles; Founder of WilderHill Progressive Energy Index (WHPRO) that’s the first on Wall Street for low-carbon; and Co-Founder of WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (NEX).
Dr. Wilder is author of the book, Listening to the Sealinking marine biodiversity to cost-effective energy technologies that prevent pollution in the first place. His articles and chapters appear in National Academy of Sciences Press, Nature, Engineering News-Record, Virginia Journal of International Law, Institutional Investor, American Soc. of Civil Engineers Press, UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Univ. of Chicago Press and elsewhere.
Dr. Wilder is on the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster, and was a Fulbright Fellow. He is a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. Rob enjoys lecturing in diverse settings on eco-entrepreneurship such as at Oxford University in the U.K., Gaziantep University in Turkey, Canterbury Univ. in New Zealand, and Georgetown Univ. in U.S. He serves as a Trustee for Society for Conservation Biology, on the Director’s Cabinet at Scripps Institution of Oceanography U.C. San Diego, and sits on other Boards.
His awards include an American Assn. for Advancement of Science AAAS/EPA Fellowship in Environmental Science & Technology in EPA Headquarters in Washington D.C.; California Sea Grant Fellowship, SIO UCSD Dissertation Fellowship, and receiving the National Academy of Sciences Young Investigator Award (twice). He previously was on faculty at University of California, and University of Massachusetts.
Rob is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He and his family now reside in lovely Encinitas north of San Diego, California on a 1-acre site that is solar-powered with solar cars and a display of practical and innovative ecological solutions.