How can we finance the SDGs in Cities?
Host: Roland Schatz, CEO UNGSII
Mafalda Durate, CEO, Climate Investment Fund
Mafalda Duarte is CEO of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), an $8.5 billion multilateral fund supporting climate action in 72 developing countries for over a decade. Since assuming her position in 2014, Mafalda has implemented a pioneering vision centered on blazing new paths in leadership and learning in scaled climate action. CIF’s more than 300 investments are well known for enabling breakthroughs in renewable energy deployment and access, sustainable forestry, and climate resilience. Mafalda is harnessing CIF’s unique business model—one that prioritizes sounder investment decisions and behavior change over traditional project finance—to achieve the triple win of market creation, investment returns, and social inclusion. Under her leadership, CIF has developed new programs and investment vehicles to rapidly help drive up global ambition on climate. Prior to CIF, Mafalda served in a variety of high-level positions at the intersection of climate action and international development in over 30 developing countries, working within governments and organizations such as the African Development Bank and the World Bank. She has been quoted in Reuters, BBC World Service, and Al Jazeera.
Alfred R. Berkeley, III, Chairman of the Firm and Chairman of the Investment Committee
Al resumed the Chairmanship of the Firm in January 2013, a position previously held from 1996 to 2006. Al was President of NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. from 1996 until 2000 and was Vice-Chairman until 2003. Prior to returning to Princeton Capital Management, Al was Chairman of Pipeline Financial Group. Earlier in his career, as a General Partner of Alex. Brown & Sons, Al served as a software analyst where he was designated a First Team All-American analyst. He has served as a Director of a number of companies, institutions and non-profit organizations including Safeguard Scientifics, Comshare, Cognos, Webex Communications, ACI Worldwide, Realpage, Edgar Online Policy Management Systems, The Nature Conservancy, The World Economic Forum USA and Johns Hopkins University, among others. Al has also served on a number of government advisory panels including the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Committee on Homeland Advisory System, The National Academies' Committees on Scientific Communications and National Security and Monetary Authority of Singapore’s International Advisory Council. He has testified before Congressional committees (Joint Economic Committee, House Homeland Security Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence).
Christoph Stückelberger, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Born 1951. Married since 1975 with Susanne Stückelberger-Aeschbach, Psychotherapist, Kynesiologist, Family therapist. Four adult sons. Ordained protestant pastor 1979, PhD 1988, Habilitation 1995, Professorship 2001. Living in Zurich/Switzerland, working in Geneva/Switzerland.
Antje Biber, President of the Board of Directors Feri Group
MR. ALFREDO MARIA VILLA, REPX