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Marilyn Waite

AFFILIATION: Climate Finance Fund

TITLE: Managing Director

LOCATION: Washington D.C.

LANGUAGE: English, French

EXPERTISE AREA: Climate Change, DEIJ, Green Jobs/Economy, Sustainability


Marilyn leads the Climate Finance Fund after most recently managing the climate and clean energy finance portfolio at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

She has worked across four continents in renewable and nuclear energy and venture capital and investment. She previously led the energy practice at Village Capital, modeled and forecasted energy solutions to climate change as a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, and managed innovation projects at Orano and Framatome.

Marilyn serves on various boards and investment committes, including the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and climate-friendly mutual fund Sphere. She has advised government entities such as the U.S. EPA and NREL.

She holds a Master’s Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Marilyn is the author of Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference and writes in a number of outlets, including the Financial Times, Forbes, and GreenBiz.


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