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Gregor Paterson-Jones

LDCIP Independent Investment Committee Member, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Gregor Paterson-Jones is an international expert in Clean Energy Finance.  He is a former Investment Committee member for the European Union’s EUR 100bn European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) run in co-operation with the EIB, and currently advises the European Commission on Blue Economy Investment. He also sits on the Mergence Infrastructure Fund IC in South Africa and is an expert panel member to the International Solar Alliance in India. He is also currently Expert  advisor on Energy Access funding at scale for the UN Capital Development Fund. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, and for lending and guarantee programmes for the UNDP.

Gregor was previously Managing Director of the UK Green Investment Bank which has successfully concluded over 80 individual investments in Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency in the UK and has a funding partnership between DECC and the GIB for funding Clean Energy in Emerging Markets including India and Africa, the UK Climate Investment platform. Prior to this he was CEO of SW Securities, a clean energy finance firm investing in Renewable Energy projects and Energy Access projects in emerging markets internationally, and responsible for the world’s first listed Carbon project Fund in 2005 in South Africa.