Lab Network

Lab Members are high-level public and private organizations who drive Lab activities and contribute expertise, political support, and financial capital to selected ideas.

Lab Members

Support Partners

Lab Secretariat

Principals and Advisors

steering group

ACWA Power

  • advisor
    Thierry Tardy
    Director, Business Development Division,

Africa Finance Corporation

  • principal
    Sameh Shenouda
    Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer
  • advisor
    Kome Ajegbo
    Vice President, Investments

African Development Bank

  • advisor
    Gareth Phillips
    Manager, Climate and Environmental Finance
  • advisor
    Monojeet Pal
    Energy, Environment, and Climate Change Department


  • principal
    Claus Stickler
    Managing Director and Global Co-Lead
  • advisor
    Martin Ewald
    Managing Director, Lead Portfolio Manager, Allianz Global Investors


  • advisor
    Katie Sabo
    Managing Director

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • advisor
    Andy Isbister
  • advisor
    Angus Kathage
    Assistant Director, Blended Finance and Investor Engagement Unit
  • advisor
    Richard Bontjer
    Director of the Environment, Oceans and Biodiversity

Bank of America

  • principal
    Alexandra Liftman
    Global Environment Executive
  • advisor
    Abyd Karmali
    Managing Director, Climate Finance


  • advisor
    Jessica Thye

Bloomberg Philanthropies

  • advisor
    Ailun Yang
    Environment Program Manager
  • advisor
    Priya Shankar
    India Director, Environment and Climate Program

Brazilian Development Bank

  • principal
    Nabil Kadri
    Chief of Environment and Amazon Fund
  • advisor
    Marcio Macedo
  • advisor
    Raphael Stein
    Coordinator, Environmental Department

Climate Strategy & Partners

  • advisor
    Peter Sweatman
    Founder and Chief Executive

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • principal
    Tomas Anker Christensen
    Climate Ambassador

Deutsche Bank

  • principal
    Andrew Pidden
    Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investments
  • advisor
    Lada Strelnikova
    Lead Fund Manager European Energy Efficiency Fund, Director DWS (Deutsche Bank Group)

Development Bank of Southern Africa

  • principal
    Paul Currie
    Chief Investment Officer
  • advisor
    Catherine Koffman
    Group Executive Head of the Project Preparation Division

Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank

  • principal
    Jorim Schraven
    Director, Impact and ESG department

Dws Group

  • principal
    Louise Moretto
    Director, Investment Specialist
  • advisor
    Anne-Katrin Gruenewald
    Fund Manager, Sustainable Investments
  • advisor
    Murray Birt
    Senior ESG Strategist

Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO)

  • advisor
    Dan Cleff
    Deputy Director
  • advisor
    Mariane Søndergaard-Jensen
    International Regulation and Relations

Finance in Motion

  • principal
    Elvira Lefting
    Managing Director
  • advisor
    Daniela Feltes
    Director Catalytic Partnerships

Findev Canada

  • principal
    Lori Kerr
    Chief Executive Officer
  • advisor
    Sumaiya Sajjad
    Head, Technical Assistance Facility

French Development Agency

  • principal
    Remy Rioux
    Chief Executive Officer/Chair
  • advisor
    Alexis Bonnel
    Sector Operations
  • advisor
    Mathilde Bord-Laurans
    Head of Energy Division

French Ministry of Economy & Finance

  • advisor
    Marine Lannoy
    Deputy Head of Multilateral Finance for Development and Climate, Directorate General of the Treasury

German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action

  • principal
    Vera Rodenhoff
    Deputy Director General, International Climate Protection and International Energy Transition
  • advisor
    Ajibola Olalowo
  • advisor
    Sarah Zügel
    Climate Finance Policy Advisor

German KFW Development Bank

  • principal
    Barbara Schnell
    Head of the Sector Policy Department
  • advisor
    Kia Fariborz
    Senior Sector Economist
  • advisor
    Peter Hilliges
    Chief Climate Officer

Green Climate Fund

  • principal
    Kavita Sinha
    Director, Private Sector Facility
  • advisor
    Darren Karjama
    Partnerships and Outreach
  • advisor
    Henry Gonzalez
    Deputy Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer
  • advisor
    Hong Paterson
    CFO and COO
  • advisor
    Mafalda Duarte
    Executive Director
  • advisor
    Selina Wrighter
    Senior Adviser to the Executive Director

Howden Group

  • principal
    Rowan Douglas
    CEO Climate Risk and Resilience at Howden
  • advisor
    Anthony Hobley
    Senior Strategic Advisor

Inter-American Development Bank

  • advisor
    Matthieu Pegon
    Director - Head of Blended Finance
  • advisor
    Tatiana Alves
    Sector Lead for Green Finance

International Finance Corporation

  • principal
    Jamie Fergusson
    Global Director, Climate Business
  • advisor
    Anup Jagwani
    Manager, Climate Finance and Policy
  • advisor
    Steven Baillie
    Principal Financial Officer

International Fund For Agricultural Development

  • principal
    Jyotsna Puri
    Associate Vice President
  • advisor
    Hisham Zehni
    Senior Technical Specialist, Climate and Environment
  • advisor
    Jahan-Zeb Chowdhury
    Cluster Lead for Environment and Climate
  • advisor
    Ricci Symons
    Technical Specialist

Investment Fund for Developing Countries

  • principal
    Ina Hoxha
    Global Investment Director for Climate & Water

MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group)

  • principal
    Christopher Marks
    Managing Director, Emerging Markets
  • advisor
    Ariane Pevide
    Director, Emerging Markets
  • advisor
    Michael Keane
    Associate, Growth Markets
  • advisor
    Robbie McClure
    Associate, Corporate Banking

Nordic Development Fund

  • principal
    Leena Klossner
    Deputy Managing Director, Head of Business Development and Outreach
  • advisor
    Isabel Leroux
    Program Manager
  • advisor
    Siv Ahlberg
    Program Manager

Rockefeller Foundation

  • principal
    Ashvin Dayal
    Senior Vice President (Power and Climate)
  • principal
    Maria Kozloski
    Senior Vice President, Innovative Finance
  • advisor
    Alex Bashian
    Director, Innovative Finance
  • advisor
    Carli Roth
    Assistant Principal

Rwanda Green Fund

  • principal
    Teddy Mugabo
    Chief Executive Officer
  • advisor
    Felix Yvan Rugwizangoga
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • advisor
    Natasha Ndahiro
    Program Design Specialist

Rwanda Ministry of Environment

  • principal
    Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya
    Minister of the Environment


  • advisor
    Rahul Barua
    Director of Climate Finance Innovation

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

  • principal
    Kerstin Jonsson Cissé
    Unit Director, Global Sustainable Economic Development
  • advisor
    Mats Åberg
    Senior Policy Specialist, Unit for Global Sustainable Economic Development
  • advisor
    Nawar Al Ebadi
    Programme Officer, Department for Partnerships and Innovations

UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

  • principal
    Zoe Norgate
    Deputy Director, International Net Zero, Green Finance and Capability
  • advisor
    Dan Grishin
    Climate Finance Programme Manager
  • advisor
    Ellen Paton
    Climate Finance Investment Lead and Senior Policy Advisor
  • advisor
    Robin Guy
    Senior Programme Manager and Policy Advisor

UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

  • advisor
    Mike Reddaway
    Senior Advisor, Food and Agriculture Research Team

US Agency for International Development

  • advisor
    Autumn Gorman
    Senior Director / Private Enterprise Officer, PSE Hub Incubator
  • advisor
    Lucas Isakowitz
    Climate Finance Advisor
  • advisor
    Marianne Smallwood
    Foreign Service Officer
  • advisor
    Sashi Jayatileke
    Climate Finance Advisor
  • advisor
    Victoria Ryan
    Foreign Service Officer

US Department of State

  • advisor
    Christina Chan
    Senior Adaptation Advisor
  • advisor
    Pallavi Sherikar
    Climate Adaptation Negotiator and Policy Specialist, Office of Global Change
  • advisor
    Sierra Woodruff
    AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow


  • advisor
    Sarah Conway
    Director, Climate and Resilience Hub


Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

  • Kristy Graham
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Mahilini Kailaiyangiriselvam
    Sustainable Finance Solutions Project Manager
  • Purdie Bowden
    Program Lead - Policy and Sustainable Finance Solutions

BNP Paribas

  • Bérénice Lasfargues
    Sustainability Integration Lead
  • Pieter Oyens
    Head, Strategic Marketing

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

  • Josué Tanaka
    Principal Finance Advisor

Climate Finance Advisors

  • Stacy Swann
    Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner

Climate Finance Fund

  • Marilyn Waite
    Managing Director


  • David Schwartz
    Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Partnerships
  • Joan Larrea
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Leah Pedersen
    Senior Director

CrossBoundary LLC

  • Jonathan Duarte
    Managing Director, Head of Latin America & the Caribbean Advisory

Encourage Capital

  • Adam Wolfensohn
    Managing Partner

European Investment Bank

  • Nancy Saich
    Senior Technical Adviser
  • Stephen O’Driscoll
    Head of Environment, Climate and Social Policy

Global Environment Facility

  • Chizuru Aoki
    Senior Technology Transfer Officer
  • Filippo Berardi
    Lead, Climate Change Mitigation

IKEA Foundation

  • Biswarup Banerjee
    Program Manager


  • Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski
    Chief Executive Officer

Partnerships for Forests

  • Bruce Cabarle
    Team Leader


  • Hans Loth
    Global Head UN Environment Partnership
  • Joke Oudelaar
    Head of Program Management

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

  • Gabriela Blatter
    Principle Policy Advisor, International Environment Finance
  • Lucretia Landmann
    Senior Policy Adviser Environmental Finance

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

  • Benjamin Cohen
    Senior Manager - Forest Investors Club
  • Giulia Carbone
    Director, Natural Climate Solutions Alliance

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