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A Conversation with Marcene Mitchell

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT



On October 20, 2021, Marcene Mitchell, senior vice president of Climate Change at the World Wildlife Fund, joined Chris Field, director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, for a conversation on climate change mitigation, resilience initiatives and nature-based climate solutions.


Marcene Mitchell is the senior vice president of Climate Change at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Marcene is advancing WWF's important climate agenda in the US and globally and building greater synergies across WWF's climate change mitigation and resilience initiatives—with a particular focus on nature-based climate solutions. Marcene’s role is crosscutting because addressing the climate crisis cuts across all aspects of work at WWF.

Marcene previously served as the Global Head of Climate Strategy and Business Development at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank. In this role at IFC and in previous positions, Ms. Mitchell’s expertise has been on creating new markets for business to invest in low carbon technologies and infrastructure. She’s pioneered work at IFC in resource efficiency for the built environment and established new market transformation programs for developing countries in distributed solar generation, offshore wind, and waste and water management.

In addition to her work internationally, Marcene has been part of Green Bank initiatives in the United States, which scale climate finance by leveraging public sector funds with private investment. She is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Montgomery County Green Bank which brings renewable energy and energy efficiency to small businesses and moderate- and low-income households in Maryland.

Marcene holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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