Stacy Swann

Stacy Swann

Adjunct Lecturer in the Energy, Resources and Environment Program
Energy, Resources and Environment

Background and Education

Stacy Swann is a consultant to the World Bank and the Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors, based in Washington, DC.  She has close to two decades of experience at the nexus of climate change and finance, fund management and development, including with the World Bank Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  From 2003 through 2013, Stacy worked on IFC’s efforts to blend public funds to catalyze private sector investment, and from 2008-2013 was leading IFC's Blended Finance Unit, which manged and invested IFC's allocations from many multilateral and bi-lateral climate funds, including the Global Environment Facility, the Climate Investment Funds, and Canada Climate Change Program.  More recently, she has supported World Bank Group efforts to work with policy makers on issues related to climate finance, climate-smart fiscal policies and incorporating practical approaches to managing climate risk.  During 2014, she was the Senior Advisor for Climate Finance at the United States Department of Treasury, advising on issues related to climate finance and mobilizing private capital, and brought the “practitioners perspective” to Treasury’s work on the creation and capitalization of the Green Climate Fund, a global multi-billion dollar fund established to address climate change and adaptation issues in developing countries. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked in the private sector as a developer of infrastructure projects in India and Singapore. She holds an MBA in finance and development economics from American University, a Master's Degree in Middle East Studies from Harvard and a BA in comparative literature from Hunter College


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Spring 2015 
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