Sean Flannery

RedBrow LLC
ESG Corporate Strategy Consultant | Former CIO, State Street Global Advisors

Sean Flannery advises on the design, structuring and placement of innovative  financing structures for climate and social investments in the emerging markets,  drawing on more than 30 years of experience in the global institutional investment  markets. His consulting work focuses on bridging the gap in financial markets  between climate finance needs and the institutional investor practices. He has served  as a Senior Advisor to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the World Bank  Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), where he was instrumental in the  development and implementation of what ultimately became the Amundi Planet  Emerging Green One (EGO) Fund. He has worked with other multilateral  organizations as an expert reviewer for project proposals and advised the  International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) on strategies, incentives and  structures designed to attract institutional investment to renewable energy projects in  the emerging markets. He was appointed to the Consultative Working Group for the  Financial Innovation Standing Committee of the European Securities Market  Association (ESMA), where he served four terms. 

Mr. Flannery previously was Chief Investment Officer, Americas for State Street Global  Advisors, where he was responsible for over US$2 trillion in global assets under  management, across all listed asset classes and in global geographies. He also  serves as Vice Chair of Corporate Knights in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Flannery has a BA in  Economics from the George Washington University, and is a Fellow of the Harvard  Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (in residence 2009-10).