Rob Youngs is Director, International Green Bank Development at CGC. Rob oversees new Green Bank development opportunities internationally, including emerging opportunities in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.
Rob was a key part of the team that designed, structured, and successfully raised capital for the Climate Finance Facility, a new $110M Green Bank program in partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Rob is team lead on the global Green Bank Network, an international platform launched at COP21 for sharing Green Bank best practices, with members including Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and Japan’s Green Finance Organization (GFO) and the former UK Green Investment Bank (UKGIB). Rob represents CGC at international conferences and events including the annual UNFCCC COP, the OECD’s annual Green Investment Financing Forum (GIFF) and others. Prior to joining the international team at CGC, Rob worked to create the market analysis and key recommendations for the Nevada Green Bank. Before joining CGC, Rob worked on research for the Connecticut Green Bank, and developed an energy efficiency strategic plan for the city of Los Angeles. Rob also spent four years working on technical standards under the California emissions trading system and developed program rules for new energy projects to receive carbon finance domestically and internationally. Rob holds an MEM from Yale University with a focus on Energy Economics & Policy and BAs from Willamette University in Environmental Science and Spanish.