Lab Members are high-level leaders from both the public and private sectors who contribute expertise, political capital, and financial capital to selected instruments. Lab Members drive the Lab’s activities, including selection, development, and endorsement of instruments.

The Lab also seeks advice from beyond its membership to ensure that analysis is robust, to source further analytical, technical, commercial, and political know-how, and to build the support necessary to launch pilots. Learn more about how to get involved.




Lab Members

Absolar                                 BB Securities                 Brazilian Ministry of EconomyBV Rio       central electricity regulatory commission          Climate Stragey & Partner     Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas          Development Bank of Southern Africa                       FONERWA                 GEF Capital Partners                                        Inter-American Development Bank  IFC International Finance Corporation                       Go Massive           Ashburton Investments                 Partnerships for Forests P4F     Proparco      PIC Public Investment Corporation      Rida Capital          Santander                  UK Department for International Development              


Past Funders



Lab Secretariat




Global Lab Steering Group

Norbert Gorißen
Head of International Climate Change, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany

Joëlla van Rijn
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Lorenzo Bernasconi
Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Angelina Avgeropoulou
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK

Daniel Kandy
Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

Global Lab Principals and Advisors

Paddy Padmanathan – Lab Principal
President & CEO, ACWA Power

Thierry Tardy – Lab Advisor
Executive Director, Acquisition and Project Finance, ACWA Power

David Ungar – Lab Advisor
Exeuctive Director, GHG Mitigation and Sustainability, ACWA Power

Oliver Andrews – Lab Principal
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Kome Johnson-Azuara – Lab Advisor
Associate Vice President, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Stefan Nalletamby – Lab Principal
Director, Financial Sector Development Department, African Development Bank (AFDB)

Al-Hamdou Dorsouma – Lab Advisor
Division Manager, Climate Finance, African Development Bank (AFDB)

Monojeet Pal – Lab Advisor
Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, African Development Bank (AFDB)

Gareth Phillips – Lab Advisor
Division Manager, Climate Finance, African Development Bank (AFDB)

Remy Rioux – Principal
Chief Executive Officer, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Estelle Mercier – Lab Advisor
Deputy Head, Climate Finance and Partnerships, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Damien Navizet – Lab Advisor
Head of the Climate Change Division, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Dr. Claus Stickler – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH

Martin Ewald – Lab Advisor
Managing Director, Allianz Climate Solutions

Alexandra Liftman – Lab Principal
Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America

Abyd Karmali – Lab Advisor
Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America

Teresa O’Flynn – Lab principal
Global Head of Real Assets Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Alan Synnott – Lab Principal
Director, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Rael Mcnally – Lab Advisor
Associate, Blackrock

Michael Liebreich – Lab Principal
Chairman & CEO Liebreich Associates, and Founder & Senior Contributor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Raphael Stein – Lab Advisor
Coordinator, Environmental Department, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Peter Sweatman – Lab Advisor
Chief Executive and Founder, Climate Strategy & Partners

Mauricio Yrivarren – Lab Advisor
Associate, Climate Strategy & Partners

Hans Jakob Eriksen – Lab Advisor
Special Advisor, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Hanne Jersild – Lab Advisor
Chief Advisor, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

Paul Currie – Lab Principal
Chief Investment Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Jonathan First – Lab Advisor
Lead Specialist Structured Products Unit, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Andrew Pidden – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investments, DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management)

Lada Strelnikova – Lab Principal
Investment Director, DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management)

Murray Birt  – Lab Advisor
Senior ESG Strategist , Center for Sustainable Finance, DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management)

Michael Hoelter  – Lab Advisor
Sustainable Investments, DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management)

Susanne Kern – Lab Advisor
Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Investments, Sustainable Investments, DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management)

Kirstine Damkjær  – Lab Principal
CEO, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF)

Dan Cleff – Lab Advisor
Deputy Director, International Relations Department, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF)

Mariane Søndergaard-Jensen – Lab Advisor
Director, International Relations Department, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF)

Teddy Mugabo – Lab Advisor
CEO, Fonerwa

Delphine Eyraud – Lab Advisor
Senior Policy Adviser, International Climate Negotiations, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

Jeremy Lauer-Stumm – Lab Advisor 
Policy Advisor, International Climate & Environmental Finance, French Ministry of ‎Treasury & Finance

Juan Pablo Bonilla – Lab Principal
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Giovanni Leo Frisari – Lab Advisor
Climate Change Economist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Graham Watkins  – Lab Advisor
Acting Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Margarita Astralaga – Lab Principal
Director, Division of Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Alzbeta Klein – Lab Principal
Director & Global Head of Climate Business, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Steve Baillie – Lab Advisor
Principal Financial Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Anup Jagwani – Lab Advisor
Manager, Climate Finance and Policy, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Ryutaro Murotani –  Lab Advisor
Deputy Head, Office for Global Issues and Development Partnership Operations Strategy Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Kotaro Taniguchi – Lab Advisor
Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Toru Sugio – Lab Principal
Senior Deputy Director, Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Stephan Opitz – Lab Principal
Member of the Management Committee, KfW

Peter Hilliges – Lab Advisor
Head of Division Climate and Energy Policy Unit, KfW

Alexander von Kap-herr – Lab Advisor
Senior Sector Economist Climate Change, KfW

Martin Lux – Lab Advisor
Senior Sector Economist, KfW

Takashi Hongo – Lab Advisor
Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute, Japan

Mustapha Bakkoury – Lab Principal
President, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)

Obaid Amrane – Lab Advisor
Management Board Member, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)

Maha El Kadir – Lab Advisor
Communications Officer, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)

Mohamed Sahri – Lab Advisor
Project Development Director, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)

Georg Børsting – Lab Advisor
Policy Advisor, Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Asne Vole – Lab Principal
Management Team, Norway Norfund

Nadia Rhazi Khawar – Lab Advisor
Associate Director, Business Development, OPIC

Dr. Mujawamariya Jeanne d’Arc – Lab Principal
Environment Minister, Republic of Rwanda, Ministry of Environment

Karin Lindblad – Lab Principal
Project Leader Mobilise Institutional Capital, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Daniel Kandy – Lab Advisor
Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

Rowan Douglas – Lab Principal
Head, Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

Carlos Sanchez – Lab Advisor
Director, Climate Resilience Finance, Willis Towers Watson

David Simmons – Lab Advisor
Managing Director, Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

Global Lab Observers

BNP Paribas

Climate Finance Advisors

Convergence Finance

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Hewlett Foundation

Impax Asset Management

Nordic Development Fund (NDF)


India Steering Group

Walt Reid – Lab Principal
Director, Conservation and Science Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Craig Neyman – Lab Advisor
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Sahba Chauhan – Lab Principal
Programme Officer, Oak Foundation

Krishan Dhawan – Lab Principal
CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Pustav Joshi – Lab Advisor
Programme Manager, Clean Energy Finance, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

India Principals and Advisors

Philippe Serres – Lab Principal
Regional Manager, South Asia, PROPARCO, Agence Française de Développement

Jean-Baptiste Imatte – Lab Advisor
Investment Officer, PROPARCO, Agence Française de Développement, New Delhi Office

Sanjeev Aggarwal – Lab Principal
Managing Director & CEO, Amplus Energy Solutions Private Limited

Akhilesh Kumawat – Lab Advisor
Manager, Amplus Energy Solutions Private Limited

Mayank Choudhary – Lab Principal
Senior Investment Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Amit Kumar – Lab Advisor
Investment Officer, Asian Development Bank

Dipender Saluja – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Capricorn Investment Group

Dr. Sushanta K. Chatterjee – Lab Principal
Joint Chief of Regulatory Affairs, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)

H.T. Gandhi – Lab Advisor
Deputy Chief of Finance, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)

Jayant Prasad – Lab Principal
Executive Board Member, cKers Finance

Santosh Janakiram – Lab Principal
Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Mohan Kranti – Lab Advisor
Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Harish HV – Lab Principal
Managing Partner, ECube Investment Advisors

Shankar Venkateswaran – Lab Principal
Operating Partner & Head of ESG Engagement, ECube Investment Advisors

Vinod K. Kala – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Emergent Ventures India

Snigdha Kala – Lab Advisor
Investments, Emergent Ventures India

Sashi Kumar – Lab Advisor
IGEN-ACCESS Programme, GIZ India

Shailesh Vickram Singh – Lab Principal
Co-founder, GoMassive

Abhinav Tyagi – Lab Advisor
Analyst, GoMassive

Suvir S Davda – Lab Principal
Director, Global Market Corporate Services, HSBC India

Ankur Gupta – Lab Advisor
Sr. Manager, Corporate Risk Solutions, Global Markets Corporate Services, HSBC India

Aditya Aggarwal – Lab Principal
Partner, Infrastructure, IDFC Alternatives Limited

Mahendra Bisht – Lab Advisor
Director, IDFC Alternatives Limited

Gaurav Bhatiani – Lab Principal
Chief Operating Officer, IL&FS Trust Company Limited (ITCL)

Parag Baduni – Lab Advisor
Associate Director, IL&FS Trust Company Limited (ITCL)

Rajeev Kumar Gupta – Lab Advisor
Assistant Manager – Credit Monitoring, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL)

Venkataraman Rajaraman – Lab Principal
Senior Director and Head – Infrastructure and Project Finance, India Ratings & Research

Divya Charen C – Lab Advisor
Analyst – Infrastructure and Project Finance, India Ratings & Research

S.K. Bhargava – Lab Principal
Director of Finance, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Debjani Bhatia – Lab Advisor
Assistant General Manager, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Dr. Chandan Chowdhury – Lab Principal
Executive Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, Indian School of Business

Kinshuk Saurabh – Lab Advisor
Associate Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, Indian School of Business

Swapan Mehra – Lab Principal
CEO, IORA Ecological Solutions

Sriya Mohanty – Lab Advisor
Manager – Climate Policy, IORA Ecological Solutions

Prashant Sinha – Lab Principal
Head (Energy) – Credit Risk, L&T Infra Finance

Sanjeev Mishra – Lab Advisor
Team Manager – Energy Risk Vertical, L&T Infra Finance

Rajesh Cherayil – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Nereus Capital

William Pegues – Lab Principal
Director, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Stephen Morel – Lab Advisor
Climate Finance Specialist, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Kailash Vaswani – Lab Principal
Deputy CFO, ReNew Power

Nikunj Kathuria – Lab Advisor
Corporate Finance, ReNew Power

Shujaat Khan – Lab Principal
Founder and General Partner, RIDA Capital

Neeraj Jain – Lab Advisor
Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure, SBI Capital Markets

Paul Needham – Lab Principal
Chairman, Simpa Networks

Piyush Mathur – Lab Advisor
CEO, Simpa Networks

Pankaj Sindwani – Lab Principal
Head – Debt Origination and Syndication, Tata Cleantech Capital

Sunil Agrawal – Lab Advisor
Vice President, Tata Cleantech Capital

Guneet Singh – Lab Advisor
TAS Manager, Tata Cleantech Capital

Neeraj Menon – Lab Principal
Partner, Energy and Infrastructure team, Trilegal

Megha Kaladharan – Lab Advisor
Consultant, Trilegal

Sandy Sheard – Lab Principal
Head, Energy, Climate and Growth Unit,  UK Government

Amit Rama – Lab Advisor
Director, International Investment Team, Green Investment Bank, UK Government

Udit Mathur – Lab Advisor
Senior Advisor, Low Carbon Growth at DFID, British High Commission, UK Government

Gabriel Eric Naranjo – Lab Advisor
Field Investment Officer, India, USAID

Simon Stolp – Lab Principal
Lead Energy Specialist, India, World Bank

Amit Jain – Lab Advisor
Energy Specialist in Renewable Energy, World Bank

Deepak Malhotra – Lab Advisor
Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank

Preeti Sinha – Lab Principal
Senior President & Global Convenor, YES BANK and YES Institute

Gaurav Kapur – Lab Advisor
Vice President, YES BANK and YES Institute

India Mentors

Praveen Kumar
Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Veena Sinha
Director of International Relations, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Sharmila Chavaly
Former Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance

India Observers

AGNIi (Invest India)

Clean Energy Access Network

Council On Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

MacArthur Foundation

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Shell Foundation

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Startup India (Invest India)

Tata Trusts

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Brazil Steering Group

Anja Wucke

Brazil Panel Members

Camila Ramos

Abyd Karmali
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

João Ciccarini & Thiago Bienias
BB Securities

Nabil Kadri & Raphael Stein

Pedro Moura Costa
BVRio Environmental Exchange Platform

Morenno Macedo

Anibal Wadih
GEF Capital Partners

Hugo Mol
Ministry of Economy

Amal-Lee Amin & Juliana Almeida
Inter-American Development Bank

Leonardo Bichara & Oliver Page
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Luiz Daniel de Campos
IFC/World Bank Group

Marcio Sztutman
Partnerships for Forests (P4F)

Karine Bueno

Brazil Observers


Kaeté Investimentos