James Brenton

Responsable de programmes senior


James Brenton is senior programme manager at EDFI, where he coordinates DFI collaboration efforts related to impact & ESG harmonisation, process innovation and the COVID-19 response. He previously worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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EDFI – the Association of European Development Finance Institutions – was established in 1992 to support and promote the work of bilateral Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). With a combined portfolio of €44 billion, including over €10 billion of climate finance, EDFI’s 15 member institutions share a vision of a world where the private sector offers people in low and middle- income countries opportunities for decent work and improved lives, and where private investment flows are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. EDFI’s mission is to promote the joint interests of its members, inform policy, and drive innovation in industry standards.