Mahua Acharya is Assistant Director-General and Head of GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division. In this capacity, Ms. Acharya drives GGGI’s Green Investment Advisory Services to support GGGI member countries develop and seek financing for green investment projects, conceptualize knowledge products that build a strong theoretical and empirical base for green growth, build capacity for green growth implementation, and facilitate South-South cooperation.
Prior to joining GGGI, Ms. Acharya was Managing Director at C-Quest Capital LLC, a carbon finance business specializing in carbon credits to bring investment capital to social welfare projects in developing countries. Ms. Acharya managed the company’s investments in India, relationships with the Government of India and investors, and the development of new bankable projects in Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Her team also oversaw the management of operations for C-Quest’s projects in Nigeria, Zambia, and Malawi.
Prior to her work at C-Quest, Ms. Acharya held numerous positions in the field of green investments and finance in both international organizations, such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Bank, as well as in the private sector, such as at ArcelorMittal and Emergent Ventures India.