Rachel Kyte

Vice president

The World Bank

Rachel Kyte is World Bank Group vice-president and special envoy for climate change. She oversees work on climate-change adaptation, mitigation, climate finance, and disaster risk and resilience across the institutions of the World Bank Group, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.

The climate group is focused on ensuring that all Bank Group operations integrate climate change and take into account the opportunities that inclusive green growth presents. The group is also an advocate for global climate action. 

Ms Kyte previously served as World Bank vice-president for sustainable development and was the International Finance Corporation’s vice-president for business advisory services and a member of IFC’s management team. 

She is professor of practice in sustainable development at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She holds a master of arts in international relations from Tufts University and a bachelor of arts in history and politics from the University of London.

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