Shilpa Patel’s work focuses on understanding how to mobilize private capital for climate investments in developing countries. She consults for a number of organizations on climate finance, and is Principal Advisor to the Finance Center at the World Resources Institute, an environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C.
Previously, she worked at the International Finance Corporation, where she headed IFC’s work on climate strategy and metrics, including understanding the climate change impacts of its activities, as well as the impacts of climate change on private business and IFC’s operations. She also helped launch IFC’s first green bond and worked with institutional investors and other stakeholders to define green bond criteria and standards.
Shilpa started her career in the World Bank, where she worked on private sector development across a number of sectors, regions and economies in transition, including agriculture in the Maghreb.
Shilpa holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has taught courses on Project Finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.