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Chantal Naidoo


Senior Associate

Chantal Naidoo

Chantal Naidoo is a Senior Associate of E3G's International Climate Finance Programme based in South Africa, focusing on national and sub-national strategies and mechanisms to finance low emission and climate resilient development.

Chantal has 20 years experience spanning several financial disciplines - corporate tax (Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen), investment banking (Credit Suisse and African Merchant Bank) and capital markets (Nedbank Capital) and development finance (Development Bank of Southern Africa).  

As Divisional Executive - Environmental Finance,  Chantal was tasked with establishing an environmental finance unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa which focused on integrating the environmental issues into the infrastructure mandate of the Bank. In this role, she was responsible for leading the climate finance work commissioned by the South African government for the country’s national climate change response and developing the design architecture of the South Africa’s Green Fund. In addition, she led the accreditation process for DBSA as a national implementing agent for the Global Environmental Facility and advanced work on creating a National Appropriate Mitigation Action for human settlements. She also represented the DBSA and the South African government on climate finance at various events and fora, including the International Development Finance Club. Most recently, she supported the South African government in promoting the inclusion of financing strategies to implement the sustainable development goals at the Rio Summit 2012.

Chantal also serves as an independent advisor and trainer on various climate related research programmes and projects and as a Board member for several South African private companies and foundations.



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