Anita Marangoly George

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) Global

Executive Vice-President & Deputy Head

Master's in Business Administration and Economic Policy, Boston University. 1991, joined the World Bank Group as a Young Professional, responsible for infrastructure in Europe and Central Asia. 1997-2000, set up and led Siemens Financial Services in India, and supported transactions in the telecom, power and transportation sectors. With IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group: 2000, Principal Investment Officer, Global Infrastructure Department; has implemented infrastructure transactions in Latin America, Africa and Asia and has pioneered several first of its kind transactions in infrastructure; currently, Director, Infrastructure and Natural Resources.

Sessions With Anita Marangoly George

Friday, 22 October

  • 04:00pm - 04:30pm (IST) / 22/oct/2021 10:30 am - 22/oct/2021 11:00 am

    Financing the Energy Transition

    Live Stream

    Trillions of dollars in investments by large asset manager firms are now aligned with the “net-zero” approach. Increasingly, asset managers are turning to dedicated net-zero supportive financial products while also voting against boards that show insufficient evidence of their business line commitment to net-zero approaches. A group of 128 signatories representing $48 trillion in assets have signed onto the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative since its launch in December 2020, and the group is a central player in the discussions among investors ahead of the United Nations November 2021 COP26 meeting. What is the thrust of the new sustainable finance criteria to finance the energy transition? What frameworks are needed for emerging economies like India to access sustainable financing and funds that lower the cost of capital for clean energy projects? How will the financial strategies of energy companies to fund projects and operations evolve under the new frameworks of sustainable finance and climate reporting? How important will carbon offsets be in the new business models emerging out of the energy transition?