London, August 3, 2018 – Following a members vote, The Climate Markets & Investment Association confirmed a number of board appointments on the 1st of August.
Re-elected Board members:
- Andreas Gunst, Partner, DLA Piper
- Chris Dodwell, Director, Climate Change & Clean Growth, Ricardo Energy & Environment.
Newly elected to the Board:
- Ben Bartle, Senior Consultant, E Co Ltd.
- Christine Elvers, Sustainability Consultant, PwC
They will join the current board of directors comprised of:
- Adrian Rimmer, President
- Alexandra Tracy, President of Hoi Ping Ventures
- Alexis Leroy, CEO and founder of ALLCOT Group
- Lisa Walker, CEO of Ecosphere+
- Madeleine Rawlins, Principal Consultant of Mott MacDonald
Commenting on the appointments CMIA’s President Adrian Rimmer said: “We’re delighted to have exceptional new talent coming into the Board alongside the established expertise. We continue to have a diverse set of skills and backgrounds to work on behalf of all our members and drive the climate finance agenda forward.”
The CMIA Board expressed sincere thanks to Anna Lehmann of Climate Policy Advisory, Assaad Razzouk of Sindicatum and Noémie Klein of Ecofys/ Navigant after completing their board terms.
Directors serve two year terms and are elected by their membership peers. The new board will convene in September.
CMIA’s Executive Director Margaret-Ann Splawn commented: “The newly elected board brings diverse business skills and are excellent ambassadors for CMIA. I look forward to a productive year ahead as the private sector has a vital role to play in reallocating capital into more climate-resilient investments and this creates a compelling opportunity for companies to work with a strong business network like CMIA.”
The Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA) is a nonprofit organization providing leadership to the private sector in the delivery of climate investment policy and market mechanisms. Our global membership based association is comprised of private sector companies actively involved in climate finance.
CMIA’s objective is to advocate for robust standards for mitigation and adaptation towards low carbon high resilience investments and infrastructure. CMIA is an accredited NGO as observers to the UNFCCC and holds the active private sector observer seat for developed nations at the Green Climate Fund and at the Climate Investment Funds through participation in the Forest Investment Program. The Climate Investment Funds are held in trust at the World Bank.
CMIA translates climate policy for business and investment while providing policy makers with private sector input in order to establish workable, bankable and scalable best practice solutions.
About the new Board members:
Christina Elvers – Sustainability Consultant at PwC
Christina is a Sustainability Consultant and leads PwC UK’s work on sustainable land-use and REDD+. Christina has broad experience in sustainable land-use and international development from working with REDD+ project developers to supporting REDD+ country governments to managing funds for international donors including the UK and Norway. She was previously the head of the Advocacy Fund of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) overseeing a multi-million pound annual budget and more than 20 projects. Christina is currently managing a three-year Reporting for Results-Based REDD+ project for a European government, which looks to build capacity on reporting on forestry in tropical developing countries. Christina is the Chair of CMIA’s Land-Use & Forestry Working Group and was CMIA’s representative at the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. She holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.
Ben Bartle – Senior Climate Finance Consultant, E Co Ltd
Ben has with 10+ years’ experience in project formulation, CF readiness, capacity development, country programming/consultation and strategy development in the clean energy, environment and adaptation sectors. He is a team leader at E Co. – a boutique management consultancy specialized in the formulation of climate change projects and mobilization and programming of resources for funds such as the Green Climate Fund and Global Environment Facility. Ben has worked with and advised a broad range of multilateral/bilateral development agencies, international financial institutions, private sector organizations, CSOs, NGOs and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe, Caribbean and the Pacific. Prior to joining E Co., Ben worked all over the world for the United Nations Development Program and the Global Environment Facility contributing to their climate change project portfolios. Ben also played a key role in the early stages of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and carbon market.
Contact: Margaret-Ann Splawn, [email protected]