Maria Netto

New Development Bank
Chief, Financial Institutions and Markets

Maria Netto is the Chief of the Financial Institutions and Markets Division of the New Development Bank, leading the Bank’s relating to green and sustainable finance resource mobilization and loan syndications, public and private financial intermediation operations, and development of financial solutions and innovation. Previously she worked for over 12 years in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as principal specialist in capital markets and financial institutions and was responsible to oversee programs for innovative financing strategies with local financial institutions and capital markets to promote private sector investments in low carbon and resilient projects in the LAC region. She also worked in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) where she was responsible for overseeing global projects to assist countries to assess investments and financial flows and policy options to integrate green business in different sectors and economic activities. Finally, Maria Netto worked for more than 10 years in the Secretariat of the Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where, among others, she was responsible for leading the institution’s work on bilateral and multilateral financial cooperation, for the assessments and follow up of investment and financial flows to address climate change and the development of carbon markets mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol. She has a MA in economy in the International Studies Institute of Geneva.