Recent months have seen major moves on climate action by some of the world’s largest private banks, including JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley. What sets this latest wave of climate pledges by financial institutions apart from past announcements? Building on previous commitments that increase green investments or restrict financing…
Whitney is an Associate on the Global Climate Finance team where she works on improving access to climate finance in least developed countries and supports the team’s Reinventing Climate Finance initiative to design a more holistic framework for financing decarbonization.
Prior to RMI, Whitney worked as an Analyst with NERA Economic Consulting. At NERA, Whitney supported utilities, regulatory commissions, and governments in the design and implementation of markets and auctions for energy procurement, environmental protection, and climate change mitigation. Whitney’s projects included a market for irrigation rights to protect freshwater resources, auctions for renewable resource generation, and the World Bank’s pilot facility to improve finance for projects that reduce greenhouse gases. Whitney has additionally worked with The Nature Conservancy on corporate engagement strategy for their global water funds and the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale on carbon pricing communications.
Master of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
B.A. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis