Meeting the Climate Challenge with Financial Innovation

November 12, 2019, 5:30 - 8:00 PM EDT
Consulate General of Canada
466 Lexington Avenue, between 45th and 46th Streets
20th Floor
New York City, NY 10017

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Please join us in this session to discuss how financial mechanisms can help match capital to projects to fund the energy transition. We will explore the role that green bonds play in putting money to work, but also focus on some remaining barriers to scaling green capital deployment, and how financial intermediaries can help.


Sarah La Monaca

Sarah La Monaca is a Research Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Her work focuses on the power sector, renewables, and energy finance. Prior to joining CGEP, Sarah was a Senior Researcher in Energy Economics and Policy at the University College Dublin (UCD) Energy Institute, where she co-authored research on clean energy programs and policies, and served on a climate mitigation advisory committee for the Irish government. Previously, she worked as a Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, supporting analysis and implementation of President Obama's energy and climate agenda, and advising senior leadership on a range of policy and management issues. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Master of Science in Energy & Environmental Finance from UCD.

Additional speakers to be announced


Katherine Spector

Katherine Spector is a Research Scholar at Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, where she focuses on global commodities, energy markets and policy. Prior to this, she initiated the Commodities Strategy for the sales and trading desk at CIBC World Markets based in New York. She was responsible for the bank's price forecasts and market views. Her analysis included global energy supply/demand fundamentals, money flows, and geopolitics.

Prior to joining CIBC, Ms. Spector headed the Global Energy Strategy group as part of JPMorgan’s Commodities Sales & Trading team. She was an Energy Strategist on the Deutsche Bank Commodity Sales & Trading desk, and worked as the editor of Oil Market Intelligence at the Energy Intelligence Group. She worked as a consultant with Industrial Economics, Inc. where her work included litigation support for the deregulation of natural gas utilities. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at SIPA.

Ms. Spector is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She graduated with honors with a degree in Political Science from Yale University, where her research focused on patterns of rent distribution in petro-states, and implications for democratization.


5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Reception


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