GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference 2022
Unlocking capital for climate action
Date15-16 September 2022
VenueParadise City Hotel, Incheon, Republic of Korea
Join us for the fifth annual GCF Private Investment for Climate Conference (GPIC), a flagship event that will bring together a range of leaders from the private and public sectors to explore innovative ways of mobilising finance at scale for climate action in developing countries.
GPIC provides a platform to address market failures, showcase new ideas, and forge new partnerships. GPIC 2022 will be centered on unlocking capital for climate action. Each day will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers and climate solution providers, coupled with a marketplace to connect investors, fund managers, donors, technology providers, and others looking to deepen their engagement in climate finance.
This year, the conference will feature both in-person and virtual participation.about GCF Private Sector
GPIC 2022 will
Convene global leaders, executives, experts, and thought leaders from business, governments, financial institutions, and technology companies to accelerate private sector driven climate action in developing countries
Focus on successful private sector driven projects and programmes that are helping vulnerable people, communities, and ecosystems to adapt to climate change
Showcase successful climate innovations and solutions, and develop new approaches to accelerating climate innovation in developing countries
Forge new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships between international and developing country private sector entities and GCF
GPIC 2022 highlights
GPIC 2022 convened global leaders, executives, and experts from businesses, governments, financial institutions, and technology companies to accelerate private sector-driven climate action for developing countries. Key areas included adaptation, ecosystem-based solutions, and innovative technologies.
- • 47 speakers
- • 100 countries represented
our private sector
Global investors and industry leaders will share their valuable insights on complex questions and issues on climate finance and the important role that private companies play.
Executive Director, GCF
Yannick Glemarec is the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund. He was appointed by the GCF Board at its 22nd meeting and took office on 3 April 2019.
Yannick has 30 years of international experience in climate change, development and finance, and their interrelationships. He served as UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme in UN Women from 2015 to 2018, overseeing services provided by close to 2,000 UN Women staff in over 80 countries worldwide. Before joining UN Women, he was Executive Coordinator of the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office in New York from 2013 to the beginning of 2015. He was responsible for the design and administration of about 100 UN trust funds supporting humanitarian, post-conflict, development and climate action in over 100 countries.
Previously, he served first as UNDP Deputy Executive Coordinator and then as UNDP Executive Coordinator for the Global Environment Facility in New York from 2003 to 2012, where he oversaw the formulation and implementation of a USD 6 billion portfolio for climate change management, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable natural resources management. Earlier, he worked with UNDP in increasingly senior development and environment programme positions in Switzerland, Viet Nam, China and Bangladesh.
Yannick holds a PhD from the University of Paris in Environment Sciences, and two Master’s degrees in Hydrology and in Business Administration. He has authored several publications in the field of risk management, renewable energy, climate finance, and co-benefits between human rights, gender equality and climate action.
He is the third Executive Director of the Fund.
Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah
Deputy Minister of Finance, Ghana Ministry of Finance
Hon. Christopher Coye
Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Economic Development & Investment Belize
State Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation
Deputy Director General, Global Green Growth Institute
Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group, MUFG Bank Ltd.
Koichiro Oshima is Managing Executive Officer, Head of Financial Solutions Group of MUFG Bank, Ltd.
He is responsible for the oversight of the Bank’s Financial Solutions business globally, which includes sustainability business office, syndications, M&A Finance, project finance and other structured finance products.
Koichiro is also Managing Executive Officer of MUFG and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd, where he takes a supervisory role in Capital Markets business outside Japan. He began his career in corporate finance in Osaka Japan in 1989.
Over his 30 years career with MUFG, he has attained extensive experience across the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) business with postings in New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
Koichiro holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Engineering from Osaka University.
Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation, African Development Bank
Wale is currently the Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation, African Development Bank. Previously he was Director for Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation at AfDB. He has over 25 years of experience in Debt and Equity Capital Markets, M&A, and Project Finance spanning Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining AfDB, Wale held senior positions at international investment banks in Lagos, Dubai and London. He holds an MBA from Imperial College London and a B.Eng (honors) from the University of Glasgow.
Deputy Executive Director, GCF
Henry is the GCF’s Deputy Executive Director a.i.. He has over 25 years of professional experience across sustainable and impact investing, emerging markets, and political and economic development. Prior to joining GCF he was an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He also served as member of Senior Management and Global Head of Research & Advisory at responsAbility Investments AG, where he led thought leadership, technical assistance, and ESG/impact integration strategies across the sectors of finance, climate and agriculture. He also spent time at Morgan Stanley, serving as a Vice President for Emerging Markets Debt investing and held other positions at the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Government of Costa Rica. Henry holds an MBA from Oxford University (Skoll Scholar), an MPA from Harvard University (Fulbright Scholar) and a BA in Political Science from the University of Costa Rica.
Deputy CEO, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
VP Operations, Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility
CEO, Bank of the Cook Islands
Founder, Global Ocean Trust
Chief Operating Officer Europe, Meridiam
CEO, WaterSprint Ltd
Ronny Castillo Gonzalez
CEO, Gaia Impact
CEO, Infrastructure Development Company Limited
Yong Hyun Kim
CEO, Envisioning Partners
Senior Advisor, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
CEO, Development Bank of the Philippines
Managing Director, Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF)
Renée González Montagut
Director General, Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
Director General, La Banque Agricole
Managing Director, Head of ESG for Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG
Leong Wai Leng
Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, CDPQ
Executive Director, Profonanpe
CEO, Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia
Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Acumen
President, CEO, Sky Power Global
Portfolio Manager, UNEP
Senior Director Project Development and Implementation, Conservation International
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, GCF
Hong Paterson is the GCF’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Support Services. Before joining GCF, she was responsible for leading RBC’s Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) business in Singapore, as their Managing Director and Country Head. Her role at RBC included providing strategic oversight to RBC I&TS activities and contributing to the Asia Pacific strategy. She was also the Southeast Asia Coverage Executive responsible for the overall business development strategy and client engagement. Hong joined RBC with nearly twenty years’ experience at J.P.Morgan where she worked in several sectors including Commercial Banking, Investor Services, and Asset Management based in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, and Singapore. Hong currently sits on the University of Virginia’s McIntire Global Advisory Board. Originally from Virginia, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Director of Portfolio Management, GCF
Lilian Macharia is the Head of Portfolio Management at GCF. She is a Kenyan national with over 21 years of designing, structuring and managing complex public and private financial sector investments in multiple sectors, including energy, gender, agriculture, manufacturing and SME sectors across Africa. Prior to her appointment, Lilian was a Senior Program Management Specialist where she assisted in setting up portfolio monitoring and management systems, and led the team that monitored and managed the implementation of GCF's portfolio. She had served for over 11 years with the African Development Bank (AfDB) in various capacities, and represented the AfDB in various investee company boards. She also previously served in various roles in Practical Action (Eastern Africa), K-Rep (microfinance) and NEPAD Secretariat in Johannesburg. Lilian holds a Bachelor of Education and Master of Business Administration from Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
Deputy Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation a.i. , GCF
Director of External Affairs, GCF
Dr Oyun Sanjaasuren is the Director of External Affairs. A former Minister from Mongolia, Oyun has extensive experience in representing international organisations. She served as the first President of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the governing body of UN Environment. After leaving the Government of Mongolia in 2016, she was appointed Chair of the Global Water Partnership, an intergovernmental organization to advance water security by working with over 3,000 institutional partners in more than 180 countries. Oyun's five consecutive terms in Mongolia's Parliament included stints as Minister of Environment and Green Development (2012-2014) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007 – 2008). Holding a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, Oyun has also been a prominent advocate of civil and social rights.
Director of Mitigation and Adaptation, GCF
Head of Policy and Strategy, GCF
Selina is Senior Adviser in the Office of the Executive Director, providing advice to the senior management team across the gamut of the Fund's operations. She has over 10 years of experience in climate change policy and practice, with a focus on mitigation and energy issues. Before joining GCF, she worked for the Australian Government on negotiations to conclude the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, as well as on national climate policy and Pacific regional engagement. She started her career as a transactional lawyer in Baker & McKenzie's Sydney energy and resources practice.
Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist, GCF
Founder, Ignite Power
Director / Chair Professor, KAIST
Soh Young In
Research Director, Stanford University (Korea branch)
Director of Investments, P4G
International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation
Deputy Director of the Private Sector Facility, GCF
Director of the Division of Country Programming a.i., GCF
Head of Korea, MIGA