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Barbara Boos announced as Chair of the ICFA Selection Committee 2024

By 27th. May 2024May 29th, 2024No Comments

Barbara Boos Chair of ICFA Selection Committee

The ICFA is delighted to announce and warmly welcome Barbara Boos as Chair of the ICFA – International Climate Finance Accelerator Selection Committee. Barbara brings with her a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the climate and infrastructure investment landscape. Her expertise and insights will undoubtedly be invaluable as we continue to drive sustainable solutions and mobilize capital to address the pressing challenges of the climate crisis.

Barbara is a seasoned investment practitioner who has dedicated her career to making a positive impact in the field of climate and infrastructure finance. As an independent advisor, she provides strategic advice to funds and other actors in the climate and infrastructure investment space and serves as independent Investment Committee and Board Member. Prior to becoming an independent advisor, Barbara spent over 20 years at the EIB Group at various positions and led the EIB Group’s Climate and Infrastructure Fund’s investment activities from 2018 to 2023. Barbara’s areas of expertise encompass renewable energy, energy efficiency, environment and resources, sustainable transport, digital and social infrastructure fund investments, all underpinned by a strong foundation in ESG and risk management.

Her commitment to sustainable finance is further exemplified by her membership in the UNPRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee in 2022 and 2023, and her current role at the Investment Advisory Committee of the UN Environment Programme’s Restoration Seed Capital Facility.

Barbara’s personal quote resonates deeply with our mission at ICFA. She states, “I am honoured to be a member of the ICFA Selection Committee as this allows me to support emerging fund managers and innovative investment strategies that will provide much-needed capital to tackle the climate crisis.” This highlights her enthusiasm for supporting and identifying groundbreaking investment approaches that can make a tangible difference in combating climate change.

With Barbara’s wealth of knowledge and expertise, we are confident that her contributions will significantly enhance our efforts in identifying and nurturing the most promising fund managers who share our commitment to sustainability and climate resilience.