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Rachel KYTE

Rachel Kyte

CEO, Sustainable Energy For All and Special Representative of UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All

Rachel Kyte is chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. Previously, she was World Bank Group vice president and special envoy for climate change. In that role, she oversaw work on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and climate finance across the institutions of the World Bank Group, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank's fund for the poorest; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); as well as the World Bank Institute and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. She previously served as World Bank vice president for sustainable development and was the International Finance Corporation's vice president for business advisory services and a member of IFC's management team.​

 

Associated sessions

9 May
09:00 - 10:30

Opening session: Achieving sustainable development goals: Plenary

Type: Plenary session
Co-convenors: African Union Commission

With the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, governments from around the world have sent a clear signal to decision-makers and civil society.

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