Hitting the road to 1.5°C alignment: a financial institution’s journey

19th May 2021WebinarOnline

Is a low-carbon future possible for financial institutions? In this webinar, CIFI and South Pole will reveal what the journey to 1.5°C alignment looks like for financial institutions in emerging markets.

Join us if: - you are excited to take this path - are curious how to begin your journey and learn what it usually takes - want to get to know what some of the potential challenges are

Watch the webinar recording on our Youtube Channel

Event Details

Wednesday, 19th May 2021
14:00 - 14:45 UTC+00:00

Event Program

Column 1
16:00Introduction
16:05CIFI's journey
16:15Panel with CIFI, South Pole and responsAbility
16:30Q&A
16:40Wrap-up

Meet the Speakers

Carla Chizmar

Head of Environment, Social and Governance, CIFI

Carla Chizmar is Cifi’s Head of the ESG department. Her 18 years of experience span over the areas of scientific research, applied sciences for global problems, sustainable development, clean energy, climate change, green lending, and impact investment. At CIFI, Carla manages E&S risks and impacts prior to investments, supervises portfolio ESG performance, stakeholder engagement, identification of green business opportunities and funding, development of tools, and reporting with transparency. She holds a BS degree in Biology from the University of Panama, a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Yale University and is Certified in Financing and Deploying Clean Energy from a joint program of Yale School of the Environment and the School of Management.

Charlie Brunel-Lister

Sustainable and Climate Finance Consultant, South Pole

As a project supervisor and manager at South Pole, Charlie works together with passionate teams to advise private, public and not-for-profit organizations on how to align with a 1.5ºC economy. His area of interest and expertise spans various topics including ESG and sustainable finance, climate finance, science-based targets, carbon pricing and transition risks.

David Diaz Formidoni

Co-Head of Financial Institutions Investments, Climate Finance, responsAbility

Studied Economics & Philosophy at Columbia University and International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. Over 13 years of experience in development investments, intergovernmental organizations and impact-oriented initiatives. Leads the sourcing, structuring and execution of investments via local financial institutions for responsAbility's climate fund. Expertise designing green lending strategies and tailoring technical assistance programs for financial institutions across Latin America, Eastern Europe & the Caucasus, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific. Born and raised in Ecuador, extensive experience working and living in developing countries

Marie Anna Bénard

Project Manager & Gender Equality Advocate, responsAbility

Marie Anna is Project Manager at responsAbility. She structures and manages programs to facilitate investments and leverage the impact of various funds managed by responsAbility in emerging countries. Marie Anna is also a strong advocate of gender equality and leading responsAbility’s various initiatives around gender-lens investing. She has over 11 years of experience in the impact investing sector, with expertise in financial inclusion, sustainable agriculture, and climate finance.

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