UN Secretary General's Executive Office
Director for Climate Action
Aditi Maheshwari has been addressing climate change from both a public and private sector perspective for over 18 years. She is the Director for Climate Action in the UN Secretary General’s Executive Office. Aditi’s role is to lead stakeholder engagement to advance climate action and deliver on coalitions and initiatives launched at the Climate Action Summit in 2019, prioritizing energy and industry transition, cities, climate finance, resilience, and nature-based solutions. Prior to her current appointment, she was a Senior Operations Officer at IFC, mobilizing private capital for climate investments in developing countries. She led initiatives to promote private sector investment aligned with national climate plans, and supported businesses to manage carbon risks and capitalize on opportunities. Her publication credits include co-authoring IFC’s Green Buildings: A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets and leading IFC’s flagship report on Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities. Aditi has held other climate and clean energy related roles at the World Bank, DFID and the South African National Treasury while on an ODI Fellowship. She holds an MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College London.