An environmental management and international development specialist, Filippo has 12+ years of experience managing programs relating to climate change, clean energy, carbon finance and sustainable use of natural capital for private sector and government clients. Filippo joins the GEF from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he held a variety of public and private sector roles between 2011 and 2018. At the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), IDB's private sector innovation lab, Filippo focused on designing programs to support small and medium enterprises to reduce their emissions of, and exposure to, climate change. More recently, at the IDB Climate Change Division, he coordinated the IDB's portfolio of projects to be co-financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Prior to joining the IDB Group, Filippo worked in the United Kingdom, first as Project Manager with EcoSecurities, one of the world's largest developers of carbon offsets under the UN's Clean Developing Mechanism, and later at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, where he focused on analysis and management of social and environmental risk. Filippo earned his MSC in Environmental Technology and Policy from Imperial College, London, in 2007 and has a Law Degree (with a concentration in International Environmental Law) from the University of Florence, Italy. Filippo was born and raised in Florence, Italy, and is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, and a beginner in Portuguese.