GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference 2021

Virtual event
18 - 19 October 2021

  • Event type Events organised / involving GCF
  • Participation
    Open to the public
  • Date 18 - 19 October 2021
  • Location Virtual event

Join us for the 4th annual GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference (GPIC). A timely forerunner to COP26, GPIC 2021 will convene global leaders, executives, experts and thought leaders from business, governments, financial institutions, and technology companies to accelerate private sector-driven climate action in developing countries.

As the world struggles to deal with the twin crises of global heating and COVID-19, the need to harness finance flows for positive change has never been greater. The world’s largest dedicated climate finance fund, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), is ideally placed to catalyse the entrepreneurial energies of the business world to explore how we can expand private green finance.

GPIC 2021 highlights


  • H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President, Republic of Costa Rica
  • H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, President, Gabonese Republic
  • Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen
  • Joan M. Larrea, CEO, Convergence
  • Selwin Hart, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Climate Action, United Nations

Moderator: Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, GCF


  • Mitch Carpen, Head of Risk Management and Compliance, GCF
  • Frédéric Wils, Senior Project Development Manager, GIZ
  • Rafael Lorenzo Piñón, Director Innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Nari Been, Head of EBRD Star Venture Programme, EBRD
  • Emi Komai, Executive Director, Komaihaltec Inc.

Moderator: Andrey Chicherin, Head of Innovation, Technology Transfer and Co-Funding Platforms, GCF


  • Kevin Horsburgh, Climate Science Lead, GCF
  • Carlos Sanchez, Executive Director, CCRI
  • Anthony Nyong, Regional Director for Africa, GCA
  • Lisa Genasci,Founder and CEO, ADM Capital Foundation
  • Manav Bansal,CEO, Neev Fund

Moderator: Ayaka Fujiwara, Climate Investment Specialist, GCF


  • Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen


  • Joanne Brinkman, Deputy General Counsel, GCF
  • Lilian Macharia, Head of Portfolio Management, GCF


  • Anita George, Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships – Growth Markets, CDPQ
  • Dante Mossi, Executive President, CABEI
  • Hong Paterson, CFO and Director of Support Services, GCF
  • Rochus Mommartz, Chief Executive Officer, responsAbility
  • Victoria Miles, Managing Partner, Delphos

Moderator: Henry Gonzalez, Director of Private Sector Facility, GCF


  • Leo Park, Financial Institutions Manager, GCF
  • Luanne Sieh, Senior Managing Director, Head of Group Sustainability, CIMB
  • Pa Ousman Jarju, Director of Country Programming, GCF
  • Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI
  • Jean Boissinot, Head of Secretariat, NGFS
  • Paul Bodnar, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Moderator: Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager, Casablanca Finance City


  • Kavita Sinha, Deputy Director, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, GCF
  • Geoff Sinclair, Managing Director, Camco
  • Asad Mahmood, CEO and Managing Partner, SIMA
  • UnaMay Gordon, Principal Director, Climate Change Division in Jamaica’s Ministry of Housing Urban Renewal Environment & Climate Change
  • Lovakanto Ravelomanana, Director of the National Office on Climate Change, Carbon and REDD+, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) of Madagascar
  • Diann Black-Layne, Chair and Lead Negotiator, AOSIS

Moderator: Rajeev Mahajan, Manager (Head) – Project Finance, GCF


  • Javier Manzanares, Deputy Executive Director, GCF
  • H.E. Erika Mouynes, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama
  • Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO