Anastasia O'Rourke

Managing Director, Yale Carbon Containment Lab

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Tel: 203-436-4822

Room 31
Sage Hall
205 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT


PhD, Yale University
MSc, Lund University, Sweden
BA, (Hons 1st Class), Sydney University, Australia



Anastasia O’Rourke serves as a Managing Director at the Carbon Containment Lab. She has over 18 years experience in the environmental sustainability field, as a consultant, entrepreneur, and researcher. She has subject matter expertise in standards and certification systems, cleantech innovations, and sustainable and green purchasing. Prior to joining the CC Lab, Anastasia was a Senior Technical Consultant with Industrial Economics, where she led a sustainability consulting practice working with federal and state governments, large companies, NGOs, and International organizations on program design, management and evaluation.  She also co-founded Big Room Inc, developers of the .ECO top level domain and the Ecolabel Index website. She was a founding Board member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), a US based 501c3 non-profit.

Anastasia holds a Ph.D. from Yale University with a dissertation focused on cleantech venture capital, a M.Sc. in industrial environmental management and policy from Lund University, Sweden, and a B.A. with first class honors from Sydney University, Australia, for which she was awarded the University Medal.