Chantal Naidoo is a doctoral researcher and guest lecturer in Climate Finance at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. She also supports the work of the Green Climate Fund as a regional advisor for Africa. She worked with E3G’s International Climate Finance team between 2013 to 2014 and now serves as a Senior Associate on climate finance related projects. She is the founder and Principal Associate of Rabia Greening Finance, which focuses on financing sustainability transitions in the Global South.
Chantal’s 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. Her geographic interest is the Global South, specifically Africa and Latin America. She has private and public finance experience in South Africa and the United States practising in various professional roles at audit firms, investment banks and development finance institutions. Chantal supports policymakers across Africa to access climate finance and consults for global policy thinktanks, multilateral and bilateral development institutions on matters related to her research.
Chantal has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting (University of Cape Town), Masters in Development Finance (University of Stellenbosch) and is currently reading for her doctorate at the University of Sussex.