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coordinated by:

supported by:

Maria Jesus Baez


  • IESE Business School (Spain), 09/2014 – 06/2016, Executive MBA
  • CFA Institute (USA), since 2016, CFA Charterholder
  • Carlos III University, Madrid (Spain)/ Warwick Business School (UK), 08/2003 – 07/2007, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Courses: Advanced Sustainable Finance Course (Frankfurt School); Renewable Energy Project Finance (Enerclub, Madrid)

Maria has over 12 years of professional experience exclusively focused on sustainable energy financing and consulting. She has led and executed over 50 financial advisory projects in Latin America (chiefly Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia), including support to Municipalities in financing sustainable investments. She is speaker at renewable energy events and trainer on Sustainable Finance and thematic bonds, in particular Green Bonds, considering economic, financial, environmental, and social dimensions. She has a long-track record advising Municipalities, Financial Institutions and Private Investors on business models and instruments to finance green.

She is speaker in sector events, quantum expert witness in renewable energy litigations and international arbitrations (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce), and author of articles related to renewable energy matters. Key expertise in project finance, financial analysis, project valuation, working closely with different stakeholders: technical advisors, lawyers, financiers, and accountants. She has a long track record working with institutional investors, IPP, developers, industrial consumers, energy companies, EPC/developers, and alongside public institutions, energy associations, and International Financial Institutions.

Renewable energy and energy efficiency advocate, nature lover, sports and travel fan.



Senior Project Manager / Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance


Frankfurt School of Finance & Management GmbH


Frankfurt am Main, Germany


We at Frankfurt School have recognized the unique opportunity to support the selected cities within MGI in their endeavor towards becoming a sustainable smart city. I am passionate about contributing to this project and having the opportunity of supporting cities to independently implement a long-term, sustainable and innovation-based urban development.