WASHINGTON – Members of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) leadership team will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom to participate in COP26 November 1-9, 2021. DFC’s delegation will be led by Chief Climate Officer Jake Levine and includes Chief Development Officer Andrew Herscowitz, Vice President for Equity and Investment Funds Lauren Cochran, and Deputy Chief Climate Officer Aparna Shrivastava.
DFC has embarked on a set of ambitious commitments to mobilize climate finance from the private sector for economic mobility, increased global access to energy, and investment in emerging markets, in order to advance President Biden’s historic announcement quadrupling the U.S. commitment to climate finance made at the UN General Assembly in September. The delegation will focus on expanding DFC’s business partnerships through meetings with prospective and existing DFC clients as well as partner Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). DFC leaders will also participate in a range of events with partner U.S. government agencies and international partners, including the U.S. Center event “Mobilizing Capital for Climate Finance in Developing Economies” at 11:30am BST on November 3, 2021. The event will be streamed live at www.state.gov/climate-crisis/cop-26.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.