GFRID Summit 2021

16-17 June 2021, Online, #GFRID
Steve  
Wilson
Remittances and climate change specialist, FFR, 
IFAD

Steve Wilson has over 25 years of experience working in international private sector development. He is a Senior Business Advisor to The Climate Service, a firm using world-class climate science and AI to measure and manage the financial impacts of climate risks on businesses and investments, and Director of Sustainability with Levoca Impact Labs, an impact investment firm. While with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from 2000-2017 he managed programs in sustainable business and investment for the Multilateral Investment Fund, a US$ 2.5 billion-dollar facility. He worked with the remittances team at the IDB, editing the book Beyond Small Change: Making Migrant Remittances Count. He also designed and managed Proadapt, a US$25 million program that builds climate resilience in firms and fosters related business and investment opportunities. He also managed venture capital funds focused on clean energy and coordinated IDB private sector climate finance and related investment operations from 2010-2013.

Prior to coming to the IDB in 2000, Steve worked with the UN Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria, on global industry standards related to the environment and quality. He was a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to International Organization for Standardization on Environmental Standards, has chaired environmental committees at the American National Standards Institute in Washington, D.C. He has also worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Masters of Foreign Service program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Economics from The University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tennessee.

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FORMAT: Zoom webinar. Questions can be asked through the Q&A feature, and/or through the Zoom Chat.

REGISTRATION: CLOSED.

INTERPRETATION: English, French and Spanish.

PROCEEDINGS: Available shortly after the event.

Organizers
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and an international financial institution, with the mandate to invest in rural people to eradicate poverty in low- and middle-income countries.

IFAD’s US$65 million multi-donor Financing Facility for Remittances (FFR) aims to maximize the impact of remittances on development and promote diaspora engagement in migrants’ countries of origin.

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Steve Wilson has over 25 years of experience working in international private sector development. He is a Senior Business Advisor to The Climate Service, a firm using world-class climate science and AI to measure and manage the financial impacts of climate risks on businesses and investments, and Director of Sustainability with Levoca Impact Labs, an impact investment firm. While with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) from 2000-2017 he managed programs in sustainable business and investment for the Multilateral Investment Fund, a US$ 2.5 billion-dollar facility. He worked with the remittances team at the IDB, editing the book Beyond Small Change: Making Migrant Remittances Count. He also designed and managed Proadapt, a US$25 million program that builds climate resilience in firms and fosters related business and investment opportunities. He also managed venture capital funds focused on clean energy and coordinated IDB private sector climate finance and related investment operations from 2010-2013.

Prior to coming to the IDB in 2000, Steve worked with the UN Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria, on global industry standards related to the environment and quality. He was a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to International Organization for Standardization on Environmental Standards, has chaired environmental committees at the American National Standards Institute in Washington, D.C. He has also worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Masters of Foreign Service program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Economics from The University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tennessee.