Chair, Blended Finance Taskforce
Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ
Jeremy was a senior partner at McKinsey until April 2016, where he worked for 24 years serving some of the world’s leading companies in the finance, consumer goods, technology, healthcare and energy sectors. He worked extensively with multilateral development banks, the United Nations and governments in both developed and developing countries. In 2007, he set up McKinsey’s Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice, supporting ambitious public, philanthropic and private sector clients to put in place low-carbon, resource-efficient strategies. Jeremy is the Founder of SYSTEMIQ – a system-change investments and advisory firm – and spearheads the work of the Blended Finance Taskforce.
John E. Morton
Senior Advisor, Blended Finance Taskforce
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council and Fellow, European Climate Foundation
John E. Morton brings more than twenty years of experience in emerging markets, investment finance, and economic and environmental policy and has served in senior positions in government, and in the non-profit and private sectors. He was Senior Director for Energy & Climate in the White House with overall responsibility for coordinating the Obama Administration’s international energy and climate change policies and strategies. Prior to this, he was Vice President for Policy, Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). He is now a Senior Advisor to the Blended Finance Taskforce as well as a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council and Fellow of the European Climate Foundation.
Programme Director, Blended Finance Taskforce / SYSTEMIQ
Katherine Stodulka joined SYSTEMIQ in 2017 as the Programme Director for the Blended Finance Taskforce. Katherine co-authored the Taskforce’s flagship report “Better Finance, Better World”, and has published a range of other articles on development finance and investing in the SDGs. She also led SYSTEMIQ’s work with the Tri Hita Karana Forum for Sustainable Development which helped mobilise up to $10 bn for high impact projects in Indonesia and globally. Before joining SYSTEMIQ, Katherine was a lawyer in Australia and the UK, financing renewable energy projects and other major infrastructure, with a background in international environmental, human rights and maritime law.
Programme Manager, Blended Finance Taskforce / SYSTEMIQ
Catharina was at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for six years in various roles and geographies prior to joining SYSTEMIQ and the management team of the Blended Finance Taskforce in September 2017. At EBRD, she worked as a banker on a number of milestone corporate transactions, majority focusing on energy and resource efficiency (origination, execution and monitoring of debt, equity and bond transactions in emerging markets).