Finance Monthly - Global Awards 2022

Finance Monthly Global Awards 2022 USA 89 About AfsanehBeschloss Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss is Founder and CEO of RockCreek. Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group. She was Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank and worked at J.P. Morgan. Afsaneh has advised governments, central banks, and regulatory agencies on global public policy and financial policy as well as energy. She led the World Bank’s energy investments and policy work on areas including sustainable investing, renewable energy, power, and infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and founded its Natural Gas Group as a transitional fuel. Afsaneh is Chair of PBS Foundation and a trustee of the Institute for the Advanced Study. She serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Rockefeller Foundation, where she chairs the finance committee; the Bretton Woods Committee, where she co-chairs the Future of Finance Working Group; Gavi Vaccine Alliance; Georgetown University; and the Center for Global Development. She was recognized by Carnegie Corporation in their Great Immigrants, Great Americans 2020 list, received the Institutional Investor Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, and been listed among the “Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker. Afsaneh holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from the University of Oxford, where she taught international trade and economic development. She is the co-author of The Economics of Natural Gas and author of numerous journal articles on energy, finance, renewable energy, and impact investing. About RockCreek A Global Investment Firm Helping Shape a More Sustainable Tomorrow RockCreek is a global investment firm that applies innovation to our decision making to help shape a more sustainable tomorrow. Since our founding in 2003 by CEO Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss, we have mobilized capital, resources, and insights for action. With $15 billion in assets, we invest in a diverse portfolio of entrepreneurs, companies, and investors. We believe that integrating inclusion and sustainability from the very beginning is the soundest way to generate long-term value. We believe that what is good for the world and what is right for pensioners, students, workers, and future generations are one and the same. Since our founding, RockCreek’s commitment to sustainable value creation and good governance has been rooted in the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit, open culture, and inclusive team. Climate and Sustainable Opportunities Marshalling returns that reduce risk and increase impact. Integrating inclusion and sustainability into the whole investment lifecycle is the soundest way to generate longterm economic value. RockCreek invests globally in health, education, climate-smart renewable energy, affordable housing, and financial inclusion. To us, sustainable returns and meaningful impact are one and the same. Every investment can marshal intentional shifts for better returns, a better economy, and a better world. With more than $3 billion invested across six regions, RockCreek has a long history of sustainable investing in emerging markets. Our approach combines proprietary on-the-ground research; in-depth, market-specific knowledge; relationships with companies and investors who are on the cutting edge of new opportunities; and deep understanding of the dynamics affecting the world – today and tomorrow. Founder and CEO | RockCreek Group Afsaneh Beschloss RockCreek Group Tel: 1 332 345 4300 | Email: | Website: Afsaneh Beschloss

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