Philip LaRocco is the founder, Executive Director, and CEO of E+Co, a leading practitioner of the enterprise-centered model of investing in energy businesses in developing countries. Since 1998, E+Co has invested in more than 150 enterprises and mobilized more than $152 million of capital. These enterprises provide modern energy to 3.4 million people, save 462,000 tons of firewood and charcoal, displace $18 million of fossil fuel, and offset 13.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over the life of E+Co’s investments.
LaRocco has over 30 years of international experience. Until 1990, he served as the Director of World Trade and Economic Development for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with responsibility for the World Trade Center, a network of trade development offices, and a portfolio of industrial development and waste-to-energy projects. He was awarded the Port Authority’s Distinguished Service Medal in 1990.
In addition to his duties as E+Co’s CEO, LaRocco focuses on strategic planning, financing structures, and the creation of practical, hands-on training materials for entrepreneurs, financial professionals, development practitioners, and policy makers.
LaRocco teaches SUMA K4150. Energy and Sustainable Development.