Senior Advisor, Sustainable Finance
David Uzsoki works as a Senior Advisor, Sustainable Finance in IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. He applies his financial industry experience to demonstrate that sustainability can indeed improve the financial performance of investments.
His recent projects include the development of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool and its application to a wide range of projects globally. Within the context of SAVi, David is responsible for modelling the financial impact of the environmental and social externalities and climate risks associated with the projects under review.
David leads IISD’s engagement with investors and other financial stakeholders on demonstrating the business case for sustainable investments. He covers a wide range of topics in sustainable finance, including environmental, social and governance impact investment reporting; green bonds; blended finance solutions; de-risking instruments; digital finance; and the role of blockchain technology in financing high-impact projects.
David is a well-established finance professional. Prior to joining IISD, he spent several years working with Morgan Stanley in wealth management. As a client advisor, he provided advisory, execution and custody services to family offices, high net worth individuals and asset managers.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in international finance. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Ideas and Solutions to Address the USD 50 Trillion Infrastructure Deficit: A contribution to the 2015 G-20 Summit, Antalya, TurkeyThe opportunity costs of not addressing the global infrastructure deficit are too high.According...
- How Green Public Procurement Contributes to Sustainable Development in ChinaBuilding on the results of the IISD Green Public Procurement (GPP) Model, consultations with stakeholders and an extensive literature review, this paper provides targeted recommendations addressing the development areas identified to improve GPP in China.
- Currency Risk in Project FinanceIn developing countries, international financing institutions (IFIs) often help finance key infrastructure projects, predominantly through hard currency loans.
- Green Bonds in Public-Private PartnershipsThis paper proposes green project bonds as an alternative way to finance “green” PPPs by engaging...