Robyn McGuckin to Lead P4G as Executive Director

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Washington, D.C. (September 18, 2023) - Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2023 (P4G) is pleased to announce that Robyn McGuckin has been named the new Executive Director of the platform. In this role, McGuckin will lead P4G in its ambitious approach of supporting climate entrepreneurs to become investment ready so they can provide locally led solutions in food, water and energy systems. 

“Innovative financial mechanisms and proven approaches that drive global investment to climate enterprises in low- and middle-income countries are key to delivering on the world’s climate and development goals,” says Craig Hanson, Managing Director and Executive Vice President for Programs at World Resources Institute. “Robyn has a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of early-stage businesses in securing investment. Under her leadership, P4G will demonstrate best practices for developing financially sustainable solutions that can deliver long-term transformational impact for people, nature and climate.” 

McGuckin previously served as the Director of Partnerships at P4G where she led partnership pipeline origination, selection and acceleration. Prior to joining World Resources Institute (WRI), McGuckin held senior management positions at a global engineering and construction firm, and two international NGOs. She also worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Middle East and South Asia on energy projects and infrastructure reconstruction. She has been a consultant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme. She has lived or worked in countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. 

“I’m energized at the prospect of leading P4G through its new strategy that focuses on driving climate impact through a clear set of priorities that will improve the investability of climate businesses and the enabling market systems in our partner countries,” says McGuckin. “I look forward to working with leaders in the public and private sector to accelerate our partnerships and improve the lives of people and our planet.” 

A nature enthusiast whose family hails from the Yellowstone Park area, McGuckin has an M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia and a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Virginia Tech. McGuckin will be based in Washington, D.C. 

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About P4G 

P4G - Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 - contributes to inclusive, net zero transitions in low- and middle-income countries by supporting climate entrepreneurs to become investment ready so that they can provide locally led solutions in food, water and energy systems. It provides grants and technical assistance to green growth partnerships, contributes to enabling systems improvements in partner countries, and shares these learnings with P4G countries and beyond. P4G accelerates partnerships in Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam. It is hosted by World Resources Institute and funded by Denmark, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea.