Scaling the Climate Business Ladder with Vivek PathakVIEW EVENT DETAILS
5:45 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Close
Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 197 countries around the world submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) with pledges to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To bring these pledges to fruition, scaling green finance is going to be critical for expanding capital flows, investment and financial services needed to catalyze sustainable development. Upping the ambition on green finance is also going to unlock trillions of dollars of investment and commercial opportunities in climate business.
Join us on June 17 with Vivek Pathak, Global Head and Director of Climate Business at International Finance Corporation, to explore the role of green finance, the strategies to scale it up, and the investment opportunities in climate business.
Vivek Pathak has been passionate about climate for most of his career. In his current role, he takes inspiration from two of his strongest beliefs – that the world needs urgent action to combat climate change, and that addressing climate change will generate huge business opportunities for the private sector and capital markets.
As IFC’s Global Head and Director of Climate Business, Vivek looks for these opportunities and works to mobilize capital needed to move them forward. He also leads business development, guides standard-setting and new product design, and connects the dots across the corporation to mainstream the climate lens into all IFC’s business. He believes that the private sector will be key to greening major sectors of national economies – from energy and transport to agriculture and manufacturing – and is committed to helping clients who are working to move the needle on the low-carbon transition in their countries and communities.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Pathak was IFC’s Regional Director for East Asia and Pacific, where he led operations across 18 countries, reaching $4.2 billion in long-term investment in fiscal year 2020, and was one of the first at IFC to integrate climate into all aspects of the business.
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