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Suzanne Shaw

Jamaica
  • Position: Co-founder and Head of Impact Investment
  • Organisation: The Leap Co.
  • Country: Jamaica

Dr. Suzanne Shaw is Co-founder and Head of Impact Investment of The Leap Co., a company that develops and invests in Caribbean businesses that deliver positive social or environmental impact alongside solid financial returns. In her role as Head of Impact Investment, Suzanne is spearheading a US$30m Impact Investment Fund, the first of its kind in the Caribbean. Suzanne has 15 years’ experience in Europe and the Caribbean, in energy and infrastructure, delivering economic and financial appraisal of investments, business models, and valuation of projects’ environmental and socio-economic impacts. Suzanne has advised multilateral financing institutions, Caribbean governments and business executives on projects of cumulative US$ 1 billion in the fields of sustainable energy, clean transport, waste management, and climate resilience, and has helped shape energy policy and low-carbon strategies in Europe and the Caribbean. Suzanne was also an advisor in the conceptualisation of the Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, an organization established to drive climate resiliency in the Caribbean.