Peter Sweatman has spent 26 years in finance of which 16 are climate finance and energy efficiency. He is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners (@ClimateSt and www.climatestrategy.com), a strategic consulting group in Clean Energy, Clean Technology Innovation and Energy Efficiency that works with leading companies and policymakers in the global energy transition. Peter is also Chairman of Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors (www.eecapadvisors.com), an expert solution provider and structuring agent for over Euro 30 million of finance for energy savings and on-site power in Spanish cities.
Peter has published fifteen white papers and chaired, moderated or spoken at 325 conferences and workshops on the global energy transition to a climate neutral economy. Peter is a founder advisor to the Climate Bond Initiative, an active member of the Ashoka Support Network, a member of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, advisor to the Climate Lab, Braemar Energy Ventures, rapporteur for EU Commission and UNEP FI’s EEFIG and G20’s EEFTG, member of the steering committee of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, Build-Upon and the Investor Confidence Project Europe and visiting lecturer at IIT-Comillas university, IE University IMBA programme and European University Institute. Over the last 2 years, Peter has developed an engaged interest in funding innovation for decarbonisation since rapporteuring for a 250-expert process to input to the design of the EU Innovation fund and publishing in 2018 on finance for innovation for net-zero emissions EU by 2050.
Peter holds an MA Cantab degree in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge University. In 1991, he joined JPMorgan in Corporate Finance where he spent 9 years responsible for client business, mainly in debt capital markets, for Spain, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland based in London and then for Mexico and other Latin American countries from New York. In the year 2000, Peter became a social entrepreneur to found three successful and high impact NGOs: Technology Trust (www.tech-trust.org), New Philanthropy Capital (www.thinknpc.org) and Catalyst Climate Change Trust. From 2005, Peter was a Managing Director in Bunge-Climate Change Capital that was – at the time 2004-2010 – one of the world’s leading specialist fund manager and advisors in the low carbon economy.