Stacy Swann is the CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors, a benefit LLC based in Washington, DC with expertise in banking, development finance, and climate change. Ms. Swann has more than two decades of experience building and shaping organizations, leading teams, and delivering climate and investment strategies through clear practical approaches that deliver results. During her career, Ms. Swann has held senior positions with the World Bank Group, and its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as well as with the US Department of Treasury, Enron Corporation, and other organizations. Over the last twenty years, she has worked with policymakers and financial institutions on issues related to mainstreaming climate considerations across both investment and policy and has particular expertise in blended finance, climate finance, climate-smart fiscal policies, and approaches to identify, assess and manage climate risk.
In addition to leading Climate Finance Advisors, Ms. Swann currently sits on the Board for the Montgomery County Green Bank the United States’ first county-level green bank and is Chair of its Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Steering Committee/Board of the Global Water Partnership, a global action network of more than 3,000 Partner bodies in 179 countries focused on building sustainable water systems globally. She is a member of the Advisory Board of The Climate Service, a climate data and analytics firm, and is also a non-executive Board member of Neighborhood Sun, a community solar company based in Maryland. In the past she has served as a member of the Board of the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment (WCEE), and also helped establish the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment (GARI) group, a group of investors and other stakeholders discussing practical approaches to addressing climate risk in investment, and explore opportunities to invest in climate resilience. Stacy holds an MBA in Finance and Development Economics from American University, a master’s degree from Harvard University and a BA from City University of New York - Hunter College. Ms. Swann serves on the Convergence Funding Committee for the Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Design Funding Window.