About

NDCi.global is a not-for-profit mutually supportive community resource for professionals implementing country climate commitments – NDCs – and related goals.  

Topics covered include clean energy, industry and transport, water, waste, land, forestry, agri and many others too.

By nurturing the community, our aim is to help put policies into practice and make transactions easier.  NDCi.global is sharing news and best practice and giving people the chance to connect and consult with each other.  Strengthening the network of practitioners should help to speed up NDC implementation, spreading know how, building confidence and hence ambition to reduce carbon emissions, keeping global average temperatures at or below 2C degrees.

NDCi.global has been made possible by a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

We also thank the Marmot Charitable Trust in the UK for their additional support.

NDCi.global is an Investor Watch initiativeInvestor Watch was established as a non-profit company by Mark Campanale and Nick Robins in 2009, to align capital markets with the goal of social and ecological sustainability. The first program of Investor Watch was the Carbon Tracker Initiative, followed in August 2016, by the ‘Fish Tracker’ Initiative.  In December 2015, ahead of Paris COP21, Investor Watch sponsored a “Call to Action on Climate Finance”, supported by 9 organisations globally.  One of the actions proposed was to support and strengthen the network of NDC practitioners – NDCi.global is the result.

Media Partners

Environmental Finance provides the latest news and in-depth analysis on the investment and financing opportunities and risks as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy. Free one-month trials are available here.

Eco-Business is the leading media company serving Asia Pacific’s clean technology, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development community. Their aim is to build a strong and sustainable social enterprise that helps Asia Pacific’s businesses along an environmentally and socially responsible, low-carbon path.

Meet our Founders

Tessa Tennant

Tessa Tennant

Tessa Tennant has been active in green and climate finance since the late 1980s. She co-founded the UK’s first green investment fund in 1988, the Jupiter Ecology Fund and has worked to build the green investment industry ever since. She was a co-founder and first Chair of The Ice Organisation, creator of myice.com, which rewards green consumerism and was a Non-Executive Director of the UK’s Green Investment Bank, now sold to Macquarie Group. She has served on numerous fund, company and not-for-profit boards, including the US Calvert Funds, Syntao (current) and is an Adviser to Carbon Tracker, and other initiatives. She led the creation of the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia based in Hong Kong (ASrIA, now part of PRI), and The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which works with 3,000 of the largest corporations in the world to reduce their carbon emissions. She is now focused on financing the Paris climate agreement NDCs.  She was the co-author with Ian Callaghan of the CLSA report and co-creator with Ian of the Climate Finance Accelerator

Ian Callaghan

Ian Callaghan

Ian Callaghan is a consultant and adviser on climate and impact investing. His recent work on climate finance includes two major reports. The first,  Climate Finance after COP21,  was published in December 2015 and analysed the financing implications of the first 47 INDCs submitted to the Paris climate summit.  The second, Asia’s Green Mandate, published in October 2016, was a study for the Hong Kong brokerage house CLSA of possible winners and losers from NDC actions in the Asia-Pacific region.  He has also recently consulted on strategy to support country climate plans following the Paris agreement. A banker by background, Ian’s career ranges from project finance (including the initial financing of the Eurotunnel project) to SME and impact investing (including microfinance and finance for other ‘base of pyramid’ products and services, including clean energy). He has developed a wide experience of finance in emerging markets and familiarity with all types of participants in these markets from investors to development finance institutions, professional services providers, think tanks and academia. He is presently a Senior Adviser to two London-based corporate finance advisers and arrangers.

Our advisors

Thank you to our Advisors, who all give their time and support in a personal capacity.

Abyd Karmali

Abyd Karmali

Abyd Karmali is Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in London and is point person for the bank’s $10 billion Catalytic Finance Initiative. Mr Karmali is also part of the team that oversees the bank’s broader financial commitment to mobilise $125 billion for low-carbon investment opportunities by 2025.

Alexandra Tracy

Alexandra Tracy

Alexandra Tracy is President of Hoi Ping Ventures in Hong Kong, which she founded to provide research and consulting on investment in low carbon energy and infrastructure in Asian emerging markets.  Based in Asia for 25 years, she is also a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and an Active Private Sector Observer to the United Nations Green Climate Fund.

Butch Bacani

Butch Bacani

At UN Environment, Butch Bacani leads the development and implementation of the global strategy and work programme of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative. Butch has authored pioneering studies, including the first global sustainability survey of the insurance industry, global research and insurance industry statements on climate change and disaster risk management, and a legal roadmap on fiduciary duty and responsible investment.

Calvin Quek

Calvin Quek

Calvin Quek is head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community. Quek serves on the Board of the China Carbon Forum and was the first Executive Director of the Beijing Energy Network. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he was with Citigroup for close to a decade, and led Citigroup Singapore’s CSR & Volunteerism committee in 2008. Calvin has an MBA from Peking University, and an M.Sc. in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University.

Charles Yonts

Charles Yonts

Charles Yonts has been CLSA’s head of sustainable research since May 2011. He held the position of CLSA solar and cleantech analyst before assuming this role. Prior to joining CLSA in 2005, he worked at Insight Pacific and Primasia for three years covering Taiwan’s markets. Charles has a BS in finance from the University of Minnesota, and studied economics and Chinese at Shanghai’s Fudan University.

Clare Shakya

Clare Shakya

Clare oversees the Climate Change research group at IIED and is exploring just transitions to low emission, climate resilient development pathways in fragile and stable contexts, and holistic risk management across development, humanitarian and climate silos.

Darius Nassiry

Darius Nassiry

Darius has spent nearly 10 years as an investment banker working with energy and utilities clients in New York, London and Tokyo. He previously designed a public-private renewable energy fund as an investment manager with the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund), and conducted research on leveraging finance for clean technology as a visiting fellow with the Center for Global Development.

Daryn Dodson

Daryn Dodson

Daryn Dodson advises companies, foundations and universities on impact investments. He currently leads the Special Equities Program at the Calvert Funds. Through this program, Calvert has invested more than $90 million in impact investing funds and companies

Devin Narang

Devin Narang

Devin Narang is Managing Director of  Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, a company which has been formed to develop solar and bagasse (biomass) based power cogeneration projects in strategic alliance with sugar mills in India.

Elizabeth Press

Elizabeth Press

As Director, Planning and Programme Support, Elizabeth Press oversees the internal coordination and the strategic integration of extra-budgetary resources in IRENA’s programmatic work, leads the reporting on programmatic matters to governing bodies and individual donors, facilitates Agency-wide participation in global or thematic initiatives, and contributes to strengthening IRENA’s presence in Europe, including at the EC level and with Germany as Host Country.

Frances Way

Frances Way

Frances Way is Chief Operating Officer at CDP, the global disclosure system for environmental information. This involves overseeing its work with investor, company and city stakeholders on climate change, water, and deforestation issues. Frances joined CDP in 2007 after spending eight years in the finance sector, primarily in Dresdner Kleinwort’s global equities division. She sits on the board of the EIRIS Foundation and holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London.

Ichiro Sato

Ichiro Sato

Ichiro Sato currently serves as Deputy Director of Office for Climate Change in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). His entire career has been dedicated to international development cooperation, specializing in environmental sustainability and disaster risk reduction.

Ingrid Holmes

Ingrid Holmes

Ingrid Holmes is a Director at E3G. She works at the interface between policy, finance and economics, with her team focusing on the UK, EU and Latin America. Before joining E3G, Ingrid was an Associate at Climate Change Capital, and she has held several Government advisory roles.

James Cameron

James Cameron

James is a barrister, policy adviser and entrepreneur. He founded Climate Change Capital and served as chairman. He founded Baker & McKenzie’s Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice, the Centre for International Law, FIELD, and AOSIS, all with the help of others. He is a member of GE’s Ecomagination Board, was a member of UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner. He is also chairman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Jeremy Burke

Jeremy Burke

Jeremy Burke was involved in the setup and running of the UK Green Investment Bank, where he was the inaugural Finance Director, and then Director, Strategy. He is a trustee at CDP Worldwide and previously supported Sandbag Climate Campaign. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has worked in the private and public sector in Melbourne, New York and London. Jeremy has a particular interest in the development of green financing institutions and banks, as well as how the low-carbon transition can democratise energy and finance.

Kanini Mutooni

Kanini Mutooni

Kanini Mutooni, is a UK Chartered accountant and has worked at Director and board level positions at Merrill Lynch Bank of America, KPMG, Ernst and Young and Kleinwort Benson Bank over the past 15 years in Wealth Management and Investment Banking across 3 continents. Her core experience covers senior level positions in Internal and External Audit, accounting and governance in the UK and US.

She is currently the Director for Investment at The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub in Nairobi, an 8 country initiative created to increase and attract patient capital investments into the East African region.

Laurence Mulliez

Laurence Mulliez

Laurence has over twenty years experience running businesses in a range of different sectors from banking to consumer products to energy (including renewables), chemicals and industrials, living in four different countries and leading businesses in over 30 countries.  She is Chairman of Voltalia Renewables quoted on the main market in Paris, and a Non Executive Director at : UK Green Investment Bank; Aperam; SBM Offshore and at Morgan Advanced Materials.

Mindy Lubber

Mindy Lubber

Mindy S. Lubber is the President of Ceres, a non-profit organization mobilizing the world’s largest investors and companies to take action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges. She directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 120 institutional investors managing over $14 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change.

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping is CEO of the We Mean Business coalition.  As a former rugby player he prefers the direct route to impact.  As a former industrialist, he is passionate about the role of business in addressing our most complex global challenges.

 

Niven Huang

Niven Huang

Dr. Niven Huang started his career in corporate sustainability and climate change in 1997, acting as the secretary general of Business Council for Sustainable Development in Taiwan. Over the last twenty years, he’s been devoted to driving corporate sustainability strategy, ESG reporting, responsible investment and carbon disclosure. He is an adviser to the Energy and Carbon Reduction Office in Executive Yuan. He leads an ESG team in KPMG Taiwan, driving carbon finance to climate actions.

Tracy Cai

Tracy Cai

Tracy Cai is the Co-Founder and CEO of SynTao Green Finance, a China-based consultancy promoting sustainable finance and responsible investment, as well as the Co-Founder of China SIF (China Social Investment Forum) –  a global recognized non-profit platform about responsible investment. With more than a decade’s experience in finance and sustainability, Tracy has rich experience on the topics, such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), low carbon finance and social finance innovation.

Tom Murley

Tom Murley

Tom Murley has 25 years of renewable and conventional energy investment experience across more than 100 projects with a combined value in excess of $10 billion.  Tom founded and led HgCapital’s $1 billion renewable energy funds for 12 years, for which he now serves as senior advisor.  He was an inaugural director of the UK Green Investment Bank and serves as a non-Executive Director of Ameresco and Instutional Investors Group on Climate Change.

Warren Evans

Warren Evans

Warren Evans, formerly Director of Environment and Sr. Adviser for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, is an independent adviser to international organizations, governments, civil society and private sector. He currently is providing consultant advisory support on climate change strategy to the Asian Development Bank and the Climate Investment Funds.