Maria Netto holds a master’s degree in economics from the Geneva Institute of International Studies. She has been working for more than 12 years at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as principal specialist in capital markets and financial institutions, where she is responsible for overseeing programs promoting innovative financial solutions to leverage private sector investments in low-carbon and sustainable projects in the Latin American region. In Brazil she is responsible for leading the Financial Innovation Laboratory, the largest space for collaboration in Brazil of financial system experts to promote sustainable finance. Previously, Maria Netto also worked on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), where she was responsible for overseeing global projects to help countries evaluate investments and financial flows and policy options to integrate green businesses into different sectors and economic activities. Finally, Maria Netto worked for more than 10 years at the Secretariat of the Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where, among others, she was responsible for leading the institution’s work in bilateral and multilateral financial cooperation and for evaluating and monitoring investments and financial flows to address climate change and the development of carbon markets.