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Contacts

 

Financial Intermediaries: Ajay Narayanan, Head, Sustainability & Climate Business Unit, Financial Markets, NAjay@ifc.org

 

Blended Finance for Climate: Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante, Head, Blended Finance for Climate, ksierraescalante@ifc.org

 

Green Bonds: Evelyn Hartwick, Head, Socially Responsible Bond Programs, IFC Treasury, ehartwick@ifc.org; Mary Spelman, Senior Investment Officer, Climate Business, mnispealain@ifc.org

 

Policy Engagement: Tom Kerr, Principal Climate Policy Officer, Climate Business, tkerr@ifc.org

 

Mobilizing Climate Finance

 

IFC is working to increase both public and private sources of financing for climate-smart investments in emerging markets, using a number of channels.


Financial Intermediaries

 

There has never been a better time for private firms and the banks that finance them to make profitable investments in sustainable development.  IFC’s financial partners are finding success in new climate-smart market segments while their clients reduce risk, lower operating costs, and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change and economic uncertainty.

Blended Finance

 

For high-risk projects with a big climate impact, IFC co-invests concessional funding provided by the Global Environment Facility, the Climate Investment Funds and bilateral sources such as Canada alongside its own funds.
 

Green Bonds

 

IFC Treasury is a leading issuer of green bonds, whose proceeds support investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other climate-smart areas.  

 

Policy Engagement

 

IFC provides research and recommendations to help inform climate change policy and finance developments at the international, national and corporate level.  This includes engagement with the G20, United Nations, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Chamber of Commerce and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), among others.

 

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