Tackling climate change in developing countries
MBA Alum Henry Gonzales is the new Director of the Green Climate Fund’s Private Sector Facility (PSF).
Henry, who was also a Skoll Scholar, is spearheading the work of PSF, as part of the Green Climate Fund - the world's largest climate fund dedicated to helping developing countries take climate action.
PSF is designed to scale up Green Climate Fund activities and reduce risks in the delivery of capital flows. GCF has a portfolio of over USD 10 billion in projects and programmes, across more than 120 countries.
Henry who is promoting the work of the fund at the Cop26 Conference in Glasgow, commented:
‘As an MBA Alum, an Associate Fellow and a former Skoll Scholar, I am honored to take on this new challenge as Director of the Private Sector Facility at Green Climate Fund. The division has a mandate to foster a paradigm shift towards low emission, climate resilient development pathways in developing countries.
PSF helps to mobilise private sector finance, including from private and institutional investors, and encourages climate co-investments in developing countries across all spectrums of climate action.’
Henry Gonzales has over 25 years of professional experience across sustainable and impact investing, emerging markets, and political and economic development.
In addition to his MBA at Oxford Said, Henry has an MPA from Harvard University (Fulbright Scholar) and a BA in Political Science from the University of Costa Rica. Other distinctive roles include: Vice President for Emerging Markets Debt at Morgan Stanley and positions at the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Government of Costa Rica.