Professor Inglesi-Lotz is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at University of Pretoria, South Africa, as well as the founding and current President of the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE).
Chantal Naidoo is a director of a South African energy transitions programme funded by the European Climate Foundation. Her past work includes public and private finance experiences in South Africa and abroad. She holds a PhD from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Her research relates to the role of financial systems in sustainability transition processes, national development banks, financing strategies for climate action and rethinking finance theories for sustainability.
Olivier Grandvoinet is a Project Manager in the Energy Division at the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Paris, where he has made significant contributions to the development of AFD’s climate change strategy and carbon footprint tool. Between 2015 and 2018, he was in charge of the Infrastructure and Climate Change unit in AFD’s Regional Office in Johannesburg, before returning to Paris in 2019. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Imperial College, London.
Sarah McPhail is a Director in the Financial Sector Policy unit at National Treasury, South Africa. She is leading the process to take forward the recommendations and develop and Action Plan for sustainable finance, focussing initially on climate finance. She has been with the Treasury over 12 years in various divisions and roles including review of development finance institutions; oversight of regional water utilities, and budget allocations to the Department of Water and Sanitation and Department of Cooperative Governance, and policy analysis in the urban development and infrastructure unit. She represents the National Treasury on various committees such as ecological infrastructure for water security, natural capital accounting, and outcomes-based contracting.