Jamie is IFC’s global Manager, Sustainability Leadership. In this role he leads IFC’s efforts to expand the use of environmental, social and governance standards in emerging market capital flows.
Prior to his current role, Jamie spent a decade building and leading IFC’s investments in renewable energy. As Chief Investment Officer and Global Sector Lead, Jamie oversaw growth in annual commitments from $88m in FY06 to $898m in FY15, an annual growth rate of 30%. Jamie has direct transaction experience includes corporate and project debt, equity and mezzanine investments in hydro, wind, solar PV, solar CSP, geothermal and biomass in Latin America, Africa, South and East Asia and the Middle East. During his time with IFC, Jamie has also structured investments and advisory services in carbon, water, recycling, energy efficiency and forestry.
Jamie, along with Yasser Charafi and Dan Croft, has led the development of Scaling Solar, which brings together a suite of World Bank Group services under a single engagment aimed at creating viable markets for solar power in each client country. This “one stop shop” program aims to make privately funded grid-connected solar projects operational within two years and at competitive tariffs. Now being in three African countries and with strong interest from Asia and EMENA, the program is creating a new global emerging market standard for solar investment.
Prior to his career at IFC, Jamie co-founded Credo, a boutique strategic consultancy in London, UK which is now its 14th year of operation. He has worked on environmental finance issues with a range of organizations including BP, the World Bank, Halifax Bank of Scotland and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Jamie began his career producing wildlife documentaries for the likes of BBC, Discovery and National Geographic, filming throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.Jamie has a BA and MA in Zoology from Cambridge University, UK, and both a Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy and an MBA from Yale University, USA.