Labanya Prakash Jena is a Senior Manager at CPI, based in Delhi. He leads the Center for Sustainable Finance (CSF) program. Labanya Prakash Jena has a rich and diversified experience of over 18 years in financial services, nonprofit institutions, technical assistance in international development, and academia.

Before returning to CPI, Labanya Prakash Jena worked as Regional Climate Finance Adviser, in Indo-Pacific Region at the Commonwealth Secretariat. In his earlier stint at CPI, he was working as a Manager – Climate Finance for over 5 years. He also worked as an Energy Finance Consultant at World Resources Institute (WRI) and GIZ. Labanya has also worked as a sustainable finance consultant at UNDP where he was leading in the development of India’s sustainable finance roadmap in association with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Labanya Prakash Jena is an author and a regular columnist and speaker on climate and sustainable finance in various platforms/media/events and a visiting faculty at different business schools. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and is a CFA Charter holder, from CFA Institute. Labanya is also a doctoral scholar at XLRI, Jamshedpur, working in different areas of Climate Finance. He is a Certified Expert in ESG and Impact Investing from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.


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