Mr. Marco Yamaguchi

Mr. Marco Yamaguchi

Marco is a Principal Investment Specialist at Green Investment Services Department and Green Climate Fund (GCF) Liaison based in Songdo, Korea. His main mission is to originate green investment projects, financial instruments and National Financing Vehicles in member developing countries worldwide. Prior to joining GGGI, Marco spent +17years in climate change/infrastructure finance both at public and private sectors such as Sustainable Energy Finance project development in Latin America and the Caribbean at International Finance Corporation, The World Bank Group, energy efficiency and ESCO financing in Asia at Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance under Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, clean-tech infrastructure Privat Equity fund management in China/Asia at Asuka Asset Management (Beijing) and infrastructure and renewable energy project finance at Mitsubishi Corporation.

Marco holds an MBA in entrepreneurial management and international studies with Latin America focus by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Fulbright Scholar) with exchange programs at INSEAD (France) and Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil).

Expertise: Project finance, structured finance, development finance, PE investment, corporate finance, leasing, cross border M&A and fundraising. Sectors: climate change (energy efficiency, renewable energy and cleaner technologies) and infrastructure (ports, airports, railways, roads and water).


Infrastructure Financing Of Green Investment Projects And Public Private Partnership

Currently the size of global infrastructure investment is roughly $1.7 trillion/year, which leaves financing gap of more than $1 trillion/year. In order to fill such a huge gap and bring enough funding to the ground, we need to make a transformational change by making a stronger institutional arrangement, designing sustainable financing mechanisms/instruments and developing high quality pipeline projects.

This presentation will show how structured finance will take a critical role in sustainable infrastructure development and how Public-Private Partnership is critical to make such a transformational change. While studying some relevant PPP cases, we will learn the roles of Green Climate Fund, an example of global fund, to help achieve such a transformational impact and sustainable infrastructure development.