Jonathan Coony is the Global Lead for Green Competitiveness at the World Bank. He co-leads the organization’s work to support private sector in developing countries to successfully compete in growing climate-related sectors with a focus on innovation.
Previously he was the Program Coordinator of the World Bank’s Climate Technology Program (CTP) at the World Bank. During his tenure, the program scaled considerably to establish a network of seven Climate Innovation Centers to support firms to innovate commercial climate solutions for local markets and grow their businesses. Over this time, the CTP brought in five donor partners with over $70 m committed. Jonathan has also worked in the World Bank energy sector.
Prior to the World Bank, Jonathan worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) where he led teams to review country energy policies, negotiated with governments on policy recommendations and published books on energy policy.
Jonathan was also a financial consultant to the private power sector for over seven years, structuring project finance for greenfield IPPs and acquisitions in the US, Latin America and Asia. In addition, he developed and marketed a renewable energy cooling technology for the Caribbean market.
Jonathan holds an MBA from INSEAD (France), and MS and BS degrees in engineering from Brown University (USA). He has written ten books on international energy policy and holds two US patents in clean energy technology.