Director, Mission Investing, Climate Works Foundation, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP)
Shilpa Patel is Director of Mission Investing at ClimateWorks Foundation, where she works with partner foundations on the design and implementation of mission investing strategies and programs focused on climate change mitigation. ClimateWorks is a global organization consisting of experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, committed to ending the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since its founding in 2008, it has awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. (More information at www.climateworks.org)
Shilpa has a development banking, project finance and climate policy background. She started her career at the World Bank, where she worked on private sector development across a number of sectors, regions, and economies in transition, and headed the International Finance Corporation’s work on climate strategy and metrics, including understanding the climate change impacts of its activities, as well as the impacts of climate change on private business and IFC’s operations. She has also consulted with a number of organizations on climate finance, including as an advisor to the World Resources Institute. Shilpa holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught courses on Project Finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.