IEU Virtual Talk: Private Sector for Sustainability
Thursday, 22 July 2021 10-11 AM KST
Moderated by Dr. Archi Rastogi, Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation Unit.
About the event
This IEU virtual talk focuses on the use of private sector finance for climate action. A central figure in the development of the sustainable bond market, Denise Odaro heads investor relations globally for IFC. In this talk, Denise will comment on recent developments of interest to climate finance and the private sector. She will also introduce the IFC’s recent work on Green Bond Principles.
The GCF mandate includes catalysing climate finance, both public and private, and at the international and national levels. It has a private sector facility that enables it to directly and indirectly finance private sector mitigation and adaptation activities at the national, regional and international levels.
Esohe Denise Odaro, Head of Investor Relations, International Finance Corporation
Denise Odaro heads investor relations globally for IFC. She joined IFC Treasury in 2012, establishing the investor relations function to complement IFC’s $17 billion annual funding program. The unit was recognized as “Best Investor Relations Team” for 2021 by CMD Portal. Denise has been a central figure in the development of the sustainable bond market for nearly a decade. She was named “Personality of the Year” in 2020 by Environmental Finance Magazine, and honoured by the National Institute of Investor Relations as one its “40 Under 40” accomplished professionals.
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