Gursimran Rooprai is an Analyst on the Climate Finance team in the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Financial Institutions Group. His team finances and mobilizes finance to achieve the $23 trillion in investment that will be necessary to mitigate the effects of climate change in emerging markets. He processes new investment and advisory climate-finance projects and initiatives related to green bonds, climate metrics and tools, and climate/natural disaster risk insurance.
Gursimran was part of IFC’s investment team on the groundbreaking Amundi Planet EGO Fund (the largest emerging market green-bond fund). He also collaborated on similar investment initiatives to produce high development impact and sustainable growth. He has developed first-of-a-kind, proprietary impact tools for IFC staff and financial institution clients, namely, ABACUS and CAFI, respectively. He has produced research and reports on greening banks, capital markets, green bonds and pricing, and developing a sustainable finance system.
Before coming to IFC, he worked with leading private sector companies on infrastructure-development projects and financial advisory services, based in India. He also served the small islands/developing states for the United Nations Division of Sustainable Development in New York. He is an avid practitioner of Iyengar yoga.