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IMpower incorporating FundForum
27-28 June 2023
The Grimaldi ForumMonte Carlo, Monaco

Marilyn Waite
Managing Director at Climate Finance Fund


Marilyn currently leads the Climate Finance Fund, supported by the Hewlett Foundation and hosted by the European Climate Foundation.

Previously, Marilyn led energy and cleantech investments at Village Capital, managed nuclear and renewable energy projects at AREVA (now Orano), and served as a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, where she led a team to analyze, model, and forecast energy solutions to climate change. Marilyn also worked at the intersection of science and policy at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and in economic development at the United Nations in Madagascar.

A multilingual speaker and author of Sustainability at Work: Careers that Make a Difference, Marilyn has addressed audiences across five continents on a number of topics in sustainability, including investing, climate change, water, and energy.

Marilyn holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (magna cum laude) from Princeton University.

Marilyn's vision is a world where sustainability values of social cohesion, environmental consciousness, inter-generational equity, and economic health drive decision-making and business practices.

Agenda Sessions

  • Climate impact funds with a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) lens