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.
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