Anup Jagwani is the global head of Climate Finance and Policy at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the largest development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.
In his current role Anup leads several areas of IFC’s climate business including Paris Alignment, investing in sustainable and green bonds and relevant standards, framing, and implementing carbon pricing, climate risk and adaptation policies and practices, setting up and monitoring standards on climate-related metrics and climate strategy. He leads IFC’s work on climate policy initiatives, thought leadership in the climate space, carbon credits and biodiversity and developing innovative finance products to scale up climate business. He also manages the Green Bonds Technical Assistance Program.
Anup has spent over 21 years in IFC’s investment operations working in several regions and sectors, including manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, and financial services, and has led several of IFC’s climate-smart agribusiness projects. Leveraging his deep agribusiness investment experience he developed IFC’s strategy and approach in the area of innovative and disruptive technologies in agribusiness. Anup has served as nominee Director for IFC investee companies in Sub Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining IFC, Anup spent time with Unilever in India, led a medium-sized company as CFO and COO in the construction materials space in the Philippines and also had short stints with Citibank (India), Oberoi Hotels (India) and Accenture (Malaysia). Anup is a graduate of the Asian Institute of Management and the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate studies in Economics at St. Xavier’s college in Kolkata, India.