Peter Sweatman has spent 27 years in finance of which 17 are climate finance and energy efficiency. He is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners (@ClimateSt and www.climatestrategy.com), a strategic consulting group in Clean Energy, Clean Technology Innovation and Energy Efficiency working with leading companies and policymakers in the global energy transition. Peter is also Chairman and founder of Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors (www.eecapadvisors.com) an expert solution provider and finance structuring partner for over Euro 60 million of finance for energy savings and on-site power in Spanish cities.
Peter has published fifteen white papers and chaired, moderated or spoken at 357 conferences and workshops on the global energy transition to a climate neutral economy. Peter is a founder advisor to the Climate Bond Initiative, an active member of the Ashoka Support Network, advisor to the Climate Lab, Braemar Energy Ventures, rapporteur for EU Commission and UNEP FI’s EEFIG and G20’s EEFTG, member of the steering committee of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, Build-Upon and the Investor Confidence Project Europe, board member of Menorca Preservation Fund and visiting lecturer at IIT-Comillas university. Over the last 3 years, Peter has also developed an engaged interest in funding innovation for European decarbonisation since chairing and writing-up a 250-expert process to input to the design of the EU ETS Innovation fund and publishing a 2018 review of EU finance for competitive innovation for net-zero emissions by 2050.
Peter holds an MA Cantab degree in Engineering and Management Studies from Cambridge University. In 1991, he joined JPMorgan in Corporate Finance where he spent 9 years responsible for client business, mainly in debt capital markets, for Spain, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland based in London and then for Mexico and other Latin American countries from New York. In the year 2000, Peter became a social entrepreneur to found three successful and high impact NGOs: Charity Digital (www.charitydigital.org.uk), New Philanthropy Capital (www.thinknpc.org) and Catalyst Climate Change Trust. From 2005, Peter was a Managing Director in Bunge-Climate Change Capital that was – from 2004-2010 - one of the world’s leading specialist fund managers and advisors in the low carbon economy.