Marcene Broadwater

Marcene D. Broadwater has over 25 years of international finance experience with leadership positions in Project and Corporate Finance, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Client and Government Relations. She is currently Global Head of Strategy and Business Development in the Climate Business Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank.  In this capacity, she is responsible for growing IFC’s investments in sustainable business with an emphasis on renewable power, industrial energy efficiency, green buildings, urban infrastructure, climate-smart agriculture and bio-energy.  Ms. Broadwater has successfully overseen the growth of IFC’s climate investments from 13% of total annual commitments to 22%, building a climate portfolio of over $8 billion. 

In addition to her work in climate business and sustainability, Ms. Broadwater has substantial international investment experience in project and corporate finance for energy-related industries such as Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, and Power.  Prior to her current position, Ms. Broadwater led the Corporation’s Chemicals and Fertilizer business, and served as the Country Manager for IFC in the Andean Region.

Ms. Broadwater sits on the Steering Committee for the UN Sustainable Energy for All Build Efficiency Accelerator and on the Renewable Energy Committee of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and is a member of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University.