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Stacy Swann

CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors

Stacy Swann is CEO and founding partner of Climate Finance Advisors, a benefit LLC based in Washington, D.C. She has more than 25 years of experience in project finance, investment, climate change and sustainability. Her key experience includes transaction structuring, blended finance, impact investment and fund management, as well as advising on financial policy and regulations that underpin and accelerate net-zero, climate-resilient investment. As CEO and founder of Climate Finance Advisors, she led the firm through its early establishment, achieving more than 100% average annual growth since its founding in 2015, and in 2022 she shepherded the firm through a successful acquisition. During her career, Swann has held senior and executive positions with the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Enron Corporation and other organizations. More recently, she has worked with impact investors, financial institutions, corporations and policymakers on issues at the nexus of climate change and investment. In addition to leading Climate Finance Advisors, Swann serves on several boards, including the Montgomery County Green Bank, where she is a board director and chair of its Investment Committee. She is also a board member of the Global Water Partnership, a global action network of more than 3,000 partner bodies in 179 countries focused on building sustainable water systems. Swann sits on EXIM Bank’s Climate Council, an advisory committee to its board, and was its chair from 2021-2022; she also participates in several angel investor groups supporting, coaching and investing in climate-related startup businesses.

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