Mobilizing
Capital
for Climate
Solutions

The Climate Finance Fund begins its journey on the 15th of September 2021.

about us

What?

The Climate Finance Fund is a philanthropic platform that helps to mobilize capital for climate solutions.

Where?

CFF focuses on China, the European Union, and the United States.

Why?

To keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, investors must invest between $1.6 to $3.8 trillion annually. Right now, investments total a mere $600 billion annually.

Who?

We focus on capital allocators across the supply chain: consumers, small and medium sized enterprises, large non-financial corporations, and banks and asset managers. We also provide expertise to market rule makers, like financial regulators.

How?

We drive change through supporting innovative finance and the systemic decarbonization of capital.

The Climate Finance Fund is an independent platform supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and housed at the European Climate Foundation.

The Fund’s approach is rooted in the Hewlett Foundation’s Climate Finance Strategy.

View the Hewlett Foundation’s previous Requests for Proposals

Aligning Passive Investment with Paris Goals

Mobilizing Climate Capital Through Retail Banking

 

Aligning Passive Investment with Paris Goals

Mobilizing Climate Capital Through Retail Banking

 

team

Marilyn Waite

Managing Director

Climate Finance Fund

Marilyn leads the Climate Finance Fund after most recently managing the climate and clean energy finance portfolio at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

She has worked across four continents in renewable and nuclear energy and venture capital and investment. She previously led the energy practice at Village Capital, modeled and forecasted energy solutions to climate change as a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, and managed innovation projects at AREVA (now Orano and Framatome).

Marilyn serves on various boards, including the W Fund and the Kachuwa Impact Fund. She has advised government entities such as the Office of the California Governor through the State of California Advisory Group on Climate Risk Disclosure and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) JEDI Committee.

She holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Marilyn is the author of Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference and writes in a number of outlets, including the Financial Times, Forbes, and GreenBiz.

Alma

Chief Joy Officer

Climate Finance Fund

Associate

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Climate Finance Fund

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Climate Finance Fund

learn more

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Letter on Climate Change Disclosures

Written Testimony: Decarbonize the Economy to Address Systemic Climate-Related Financial Risks

 

Oral Testimony U.S. Senate Banking Committee

Building a better banking system (with infographic)

 

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Letter on Climate Change Disclosures

Written Testimony: Decarbonize the Economy to Address Systemic Climate-Related Financial Risks

 

Oral Testimony U.S. Senate Banking Committee

Building a better banking system (with infographic)

 

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