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5-8 November 2024
The Grimaldi ForumMonte Carlo, Monaco

Joana Castro
Head of Primaries & ESG at Unigestion


Joana Castro, Partner, Head of Primary Investments, is product head for the Climate Impact Fund and responsible for ESG integration in private equity. Joana is a member of the advisory board of several private equity funds and member of British Venture Capital Association’s Responsible Investment Advisory Group. She joined Unigestion in September 2016. Joana began her career in 2007 in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. In 2010, she joined the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as Senior Analyst focusing on private equity funds investments and became Principal at EBRD in 2013. Joana graduated in Economics from Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Agenda Sessions

  • The role of private market in combating climate change: the risky realm of the VC or ripe for PE?

  • Afternoon Chair’s welcome address

  • From ‘greenwashing’ to ‘greenhushing’: the end of an era?

  • Chair’s closing remarks