Mustapha Mokass is a globally renowned expert and impact investor in smart technologies & climate finance.
Mustapha Mokass is a globally renowned expert of smart technologies and climate finance. He is the founder of the Investment Holding Green Impact, a dedicated firm investing in smart technologies & impact business models ranging from: smart cities AI technologies, energy efficiency for datacenters, wind & solar farms, scalable waste-to-energy technology, MENA social enterprise creating the luxury of tomorrow in crafts arts, natural beauty & eco-tourism while preserving MENA culture heritage while creating sustainable jobs in rural areas.
Prior to this, Mustapha spent nearly a decade at the World Bank and the United Nations Environment Programme, in financial instruments design research for innovative risk sharing mechanisms in sustainability and clean energy (blended finance). Mustapha worked also in Europe, for the subsidiary cleantech practice firm of La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild. He advised in Climate Finance various stakeholders, the Government of France, Government of Morocco, Government of Gabon, multinational companies such as Veolia, BEL Group or Attijariwafa Bank.
Following his cntribution to COP21 and 22, Mustapha co-founded, the Global Climate Finance Action Coalition (GCFA) during Climate Week 2017 in New-
York, aiming to leverage private capital through blended finance vehicles dedicated to climate mitigation and adaptation projects in developing countries, one of few solutions left to still reach to 2°C global warming scenario.
Mustapha graduated in sustainability & social business innovations (specialization carbon markets) from HEC Paris Business School, holds an Master of Science in environmental technologies engineering, and Executive Education from Harvard University and Oxford Business School.
He was selected among the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum and was awarded in 2016 among the Top 100 most influential leaders in Africa. He is a visiting professor on climate finance at HEC Paris, he authored a book “Fostering a Global Clean Energy Market” L’Harmattan Paris in 2006. The WEF YGL Climate Hubs initiative, he founded, aiming to bridge the climate finance gaps in emerging countries by unlocking dealflows, was awarded during YGL Impact Lab 2016 in New-York.
Mustapha has spoken on SDGs and climate investing at Davos, COP Climate Summits, sustainable investment panels and impact events around the world.
KEY INVOLVEMENTS IN BLENDED FINANCE VEHICULES
It is a common understanding that DATA can be considered as the 8th world “natural” resource and becoming the “new oil”. The Founder of Sofbank Vision Fund, Masayoshi Son use to say, “Whoever controls data controls the world” This vehicle is aiming at contributing to make climate friendly the 4th industrial revolution with the moto “Whoever save data energy consumption save the world”
Smart cities aim to mitigate the social challenges of urbanization and local/global environmental challenges by modernizing and integrating multiple forms of information and communication technology (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to its set of assets (e.g., transportation networks, infrastructure, government) to address environmental impact (adaptation and prevention), promote safety, increase city service delivery efficiency, drive inclusive growth and improve citizen life. This $ 300 million Smart City Fund aims at investing at Smart energy, Smart water, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Mobility
The Sustainable Energy Africa Fund is a blended fund, supported by various international institutional partners, to unlock the generation and consumption of sustainable energy in Africa. This 1 billion Facility will allocate private capital in sustainable energy infrastructure projects, provide green bonds and offer technical assistance facility.
MICA Fund is the first of a kind that propose to address adaptation finance in partnerships with private investors.