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Stacy A. Swann – CEO and Founding Partner, Climate Finance Advisors

Stacy Swann is the CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors.  Climate Finance Advisors is a Benefit LLC, with the explicit purpose of creating material positive impact on society and the environment.  Climate Finance Advisors’ mission is to facilitate the acceleration of sustainable, climate-smart investments, and to ensure climate considerations are integrated into financial products, services and policies in order to make investment more resilient.

Stacy has close to two decades of experience in finance, fund management and development, including with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was IFC’s representative on many multilateral climate fund Boards, including the Global Environment Facility, the Climate Investment Funds and the Green Climate Fund. 

While at IFC, Stacy was Head of IFC’s Blended Finance unit where she was responsible for managing and investing more than $750 million in donor funding for climate-smart investments, including managing the investment team that structured, negotiated and executed investments on behalf of donors, thereby “blending” public and private capital.  In establishing the Blended Finance Unit, she also led the development of IFC’s corporate polices for blending public funds across all sectors, including approaches to structuring concessional investments effectively to maximize private capital while creating meaningful impact.  She also supported World Bank Group efforts to work with policy makers on issues related to climate finance, climate-smart fiscal policies and incorporating practical policy and investment approaches to managing climate risk. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked in the private sector as a developer of infrastructure projects in India and Singapore.

Stacy is currently Vice-Chairperson of the Board for the Montgomery County Green Bank, the United States’ first county-level green bank, seeking to blend public and private capital to catalyze clean energy and energy efficiency investments throughout the region it serves.  She is a co-founder of the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment (GARI) working group which has convened over 150 private investors and other stakeholders to discuss practical approaches to adaptation and resilience investment.  She is also a coach to finalists of GoodCompany’s Climate Ventures 2.0, and the Finance for Resilience (FiRe) Awards, a platform to crowdsource and champion new ideas to accelerate finance for climate-smart, resilient investments, including clean energy, low-carbon infrastructure, and sustainable cities.

Stacy holds an MBA in Finance and Development from American University, a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a BA from City University of New York - Hunter College.   

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