Eric Usher

Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Eric Usher has been the Head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) since 2015. Mr. Usher is also a member of the governing boards of Principles for Responsible Investment, Principles for Sustainable Insurance, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, and the impact fund REPP Africa. Previously, he worked on the establishment of the Green Climate Fund and led efforts to create its Private Sector Facility.

He has been an editor of the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report published annually with Bloomberg and was the lead author for finance of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources. Earlier in his career, Mr. Usher was General Manager of a solar rural electrification company based in Morocco. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University (Canada) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).