Gender and Climate Finance


Women, who form the majority of the world’s 2 billion poorest people, are often disproportionally affected by climate change as a result of persistent gender norms. Because of these norms, however, they are also at the frontier of sustainable energy solutions for household use. Rapidly increasing public and private capital for low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure is critical, particularly in emerging economies. This session examined the intersectionality between gender and climate finance through the lens of the consumer, the commercial financial services provider and the development banker.


SUZANNE GABOURY, Chief Investment Officer, FinDev Canada
(Member Content: Presentation)

FIRUZA NABIEVA, Head of Retail Business, IMON International

VIRGINIA GONÇALVES, Sustainability Manager, Itaú Unibanco

MARTA MODELEWSKA; Principal, Climate Resilience Investments; EBRD



Women form the majority of the world’s 2 billion poorest people, who are the most affected by climate change.
— Suzanne Gaboury

Small farming houses are making big environmental changes, and it is all driven by women. 
— Firuza Nabieva

Our organization focuses on investing in women entrepreneurs who are making an impact on society. 
— Virginia Gonçalves

EBRD is supporting financial institutions to put a gender lens on investments in green technologies. 
— Marta Modelewska