CEO & Founding Partner, Climate Finance Advisors, Benefit LLC
Stacy Swann is the CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors, a benefit LLC based in Washington, DC, with expertise in banking, development finance, and climate change. Ms. Swann has more than two decades of experience building and shaping organizations, leading teams, and delivering climate and investment strategies through clear, practical approaches that deliver results. During her career, Ms. Swann has held senior positions with the World Bank Group and its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as well as with the US Department of Treasury, Enron Corporation, and other organizations. For more than twenty years, she has worked with policymakers and financial institutions on issues related to mainstreaming climate considerations across both investment and policy and has particular expertise in blended finance, climate finance, climate-smart fiscal policies, and approaches to identify, assess and manage climate risk.
In addition to leading Climate Finance Advisors, Ms. Swann currently sits on the Board for the Montgomery County Green Bank, the United States’ first county-level green bank, and is Chair of its Investment Committee. She sits on the Design Funding Committee for Convergence Blended Finance, an organization supporting blended finance approaches globally, with a goal of increasing private sector investment in developing countries. She is also a member of the Board of the Global Water Partnership, a global action network of more than 3,000 Partner bodies in 179 countries focused on building sustainable water systems globally. She is a member of the Advisory Board of The Climate Service, a climate data and analytics firm, and is also a non-executive Board member of Neighborhood Sun, a community solar company based in Maryland. Stacy holds an MBA in Finance and Development Economics from American University, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a BA from the City University of New York - Hunter College.
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