Marcene Mitchell

Senior Vice President, Climate Change

Marcene Mitchell is the Senior Vice President of Climate Change at WWF. Marcene is advancing our important climate agenda in the US and globally and building greater synergies across our climate change mitigation and resilience initiatives—with a particular focus on nature-based climate solutions. Marcene’s role is crosscutting at WWF, because addressing the climate crisis cuts across all aspects of our work.

Marcene previously served as the Global Head of Climate Strategy and Business Development at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank. In this role at IFC and in previous positions, Ms. Mitchell’s expertise has been on creating new markets for business to invest in low carbon technologies and infrastructure. She’s pioneered work at IFC in resource efficiency for the built environment and established new market transformation programs for developing countries in distributed solar generation, offshore wind, and waste and water management.

In addition to her work internationally, Marcene has been part of Green Bank initiatives in the United States which scale climate finance by leveraging public sector funds with private investment. She is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Montgomery County Green Bank which brings renewable energy and energy efficiency to small businesses and moderate- and low-income households in Maryland.

Marcene holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University and an MBA in Finance from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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The Green Room: State of the Planet

Marcene Mitchell, WWF’s senior vice president of climate change, and Kate Walsh, actress and activist, discuss the pressing issue of the climate crisis and provide an overview of the work being done to solve it. Take a moment to hear their conversation and thoughts on the climate crisis.

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Senior Vice President


Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance

Brown University

AB, International Relations

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