Alison Harwood is committed to promoting finance as a force for positive change. She is a consultant on sustainable and green finance and investing with impact and a Senior Fellow in Residence at the Milken Institute focused on mobilizing private capital to finance the SDGs.
Alison is a recognized leader in building capital markets in emerging market countries. She was Global Head of Capital Markets at the World Bank Group, leading operations to build local markets and market-based solutions and modeling ways to leverage advisory and financing resources to better address large-scale development challenges. Earlier, Alison was Director of the Capital Markets Practice at the Barents Group, KPMG’s emerging markets consulting arm, and Resident Advisor on financial sector reform with Harvard’s Institute for International Development in Indonesia. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Alison has published and is a frequent speaker on emerging markets and sustainable finance. She is on the board of CiFi, which finances sustainable infrastructure in Latin America, and the Advisory Board and a program leader on sustainable and green capital markets at the Toronto Centre, leading work on green capital markets. She has an M.B.A. and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.