José is a Climate and Blue Finance Consultant within the Financial Institutions Group at International Finance Corporation (IFC). Since he joined, he co-authored the “Bonds to Finance the Sustainable Blue Economy: A Practitioner’s Guide”, developed by 5 leading international organizations including ICMA (International Capital Market Association). He has also been supporting the creation of a Blue Bond Fund, a partnership between IFC and TRP (T. Rowe Price) to enhance financial access for ocean and clean water-friendly projects in emerging markets. Prior to IFC, he worked in Sustainable Finance Markets at BNP Paribas, managing the Green Bond Program and sustainability linked transactions. He was also a Blue Economy Expert. He holds a Post-Graduation in Sea Science and Business Management (UCP), an MSc in International Business (Maastricht University), an MSc in Management Science (ISEG), and a BSc in Management (ISEG).

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