Marie-Claude Bourgie, Executive Director
Marie-Claude was able to combine her dual university background in environment and finance to cultivate expertise in climate finance. She began her career as an international climate finance consultant for Global Consult and EcoRessources, guiding governments and the private sector on international climate change policies and financing models. She worked for nearly six years as VP development for the One Drop Foundation, a foundation which has an international project portfolio of more than $100M in 13 countries, notably responsible for fundraising and strategic partnerships. She is passionate about developing financial structures that aim to maximize leverage to increase the social and environmental impact of projects. Marie-Claude holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Bishop’s University, a Master’s degree in Environment from Simon Fraser University, and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the John Molson School of Business. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Forum for Impact Investment and Development.