Gloria Coleman is a Manager on CPI’s Climate Finance team. Her primary role is leading analytical and business development support for the Lab’s portfolio of innovative climate finance instruments. As part of this work, she has supported the development of fundraising strategies, investor pitch decks, and partnerships for many Lab instruments, including CRAFT, the first ever adaptation and resilience private equity fund, which she supported as lead analyst in 2017. In addition, she has led the production and design of major Lab events, including the Lab’s first ever Innovation Summit at the margins of Climate Week in New York in 2017, as well as plenary programming and Innovation Forum at the BNEF Future of Energy Summits in New York since 2016. Gloria also manages projects to support the creation of efficient and sustainable climate finance architecture, including with Rocky Mountain Institute on its Green Investment Banks initiative, which aims to increase the availability and ease of access to finance for low-carbon development in emerging countries.
Since 2005, Gloria has advised management teams of public and private corporations, non-profits, and government agencies in the Americas, Europe, and Middle East. While working at Navigant Consulting from 2005–2010, she consulted on a variety of strategic issues, including financial analysis, impact evaluation, and risk management. Subsequently, she worked in international development on projects for Boston Consulting Group, C40 Cities, and Whole Planet Foundation with a particular focus on innovative finance and public-private partnerships.
Gloria holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, and a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science.