Justine Leigh-Bell

Justine Leigh-Bell is director of market development and deputy CEO at the Climate Bonds Initiative, where her primary focus is the emerging markets. She works closely with both public and private sector actors in developing national policy guidelines and roadmaps that will enable access to green bond financing, and she leads the organization’s efforts in Latin America and Africa, which include market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Nigeria, and Kenya. Ms. Leigh-Bell has spent much of her career helping business leaders and governments find solutions to the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development. She has provided advisory services for a number of global institutions and governments in Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, and Latin America. Ms. Leigh-Bell’s areas of focus include sustainable development in emerging economies, climate change mitigation/adaptation strategies, climate finance, economic valuation, and market-based instruments for managing natural resource assets.

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