Stacy Swann is the former CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors, a B-Corp LLC based in Washington, DC, and has more than twenty-five years’ experience in project finance, investment, climate change and climate investments, and sustainability. As CEO and Founder of Climate Finance Advisors, she led the firm through its early establishment, achieving more than 100% average annual growth since its founding in 2015, and in 2022 she shepherded the firm through a successful acquisition and completed its integration in 2023.
During her career, Ms. Swann has held senior and executive positions with the private-sector arm of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as well as with the US Department of Treasury, Enron Corporation, and other organizations. More recently she has worked with impact investors, financial institutions, corporations and policymakers on issues at the nexus of climate change and investment. Key experience through her career includes project finance and transaction structuring, blended finance, impact investment, fund management, as well as advising on financial policy and regulation that underpin and accelerate net-zero, climate-resilient investment.
Ms. Swann currently serves on several Boards, including the Montgomery County Green Bank where she is a Board Director and Chair of its Investment Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Winrock International, an international development organization working in more than 40 countries around the world, and Climate Policy Initiative, an analysis and advisory organization helping governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. She sits on Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank)’s Climate Council, an advisory committee to its Board, and was its chair from 2021-22. She also a founding Member of Resilient Earth Capital, an angel investor group supporting, coaching, and investing in climate-related start-up businesses.