About The Speaker

About The Speaker [Jean-Marc Champagne]


Jean-Marc Champagne
Head of Environmental Finance & Bankable Nature Solutions Asia, WWF-Hong Kong



Jean-Marc’s main focus is heading up WWF’s newly launched Bankable Nature Solutions initiative for Asia, which aims to originate and develop scalable bankable projects with conservation impact.  He is also managing the Asia-Pacific portion of the origination facility for the €160 million Dutch Fund for Climate and Development.

He was instrumental in launching the Climate Impact Asia Fund in January 2020 and is a member of its Investment Advisory Committee.  He also advises institutional investors, lenders, and underwriters on the financial and economic risks and opportunities related to climate change and environmental issues.

Prior to WWF, he spent 17 years in the financial industry advising institutional investors on equities and equity derivatives. He started his investment banking career in 1997 with Merrill Lynch in New York City and has been based in Hong Kong since 2004, working for BNP Paribas and Jefferies. He graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

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