Mark Eckstein

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility (ESR)

Mark joined CDC in 2013 and is a co-director of the ESR team, along with Ritu Kumar.

Under Mark and Ritu’s leadership, the ESR team has grown to be a strong and widely respected part of our value proposition. In addition to an important compliance function, the team plays a key role in delivering additional value from E&S improvements across CDC’s portfolio.

Prior to joining CDC, he was Managing Director of the WWF US International Finance program. He worked across the WWF network on the promotion of sustainable lending and investment practices with banks, private equity firms and other parts of the finance sector. He developed international partnerships with Credit Suisse and Rabobank, and worked closely with a range of emerging market financial institutions.

Mark has also worked with the IFC as an environmental and social (E&S) adviser and with Sustainable Finance Ltd, a consultancy that provided support to a range of financial institutions globally.