Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is pleased to announce that its Global Managing Director, Dr. Barbara Buchner, has been appointed to the 2021-2022 Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), a committee mandated by Congress under EXIM’s Charter. Dr. Buchner will be one of two committee members representing business opportunities in climate and the environment. Other members of the 16-person Advisory Committee represent diverse interest from textiles to agriculture to finance.

Energy transition is mentioned as a key priority, and opportunity, in EXIM’s official press release announcing the new Advisory Committee: EXIM Board of Directors Appoints Leadership and Membership of 2021-2022 Advisory Committee.

A sought-after advisor on international policy to optimize sustainable economies, Dr. Buchner serves on several additional advisory boards including the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition and the One Planet Lab, created by President Macron.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at


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