Paola de Baldomero has 15 years of experience working for both international organizations and the private sector focusing on financial intermediation and their social and environmental impact. She currently works at the European Investment Fund as a manager of Social Impact Programmes implementing EU financial instruments aiming at mobilizing financial resources dedicated to inclusive finance. She is part of the Mandate and Product Development team dedicated to define and develop new financial instruments in partnership with the EC. Previously, working as regional coordinator for Europe at the UN Environment Finance Initiative, based in Geneva, she advocated to private financial actors as well as policy makers for integrating social and environmental sustainable practices in banking operations and investment processes. Before that, she spent about a decade in the US studying and working in development finance in the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as a private equity firm dedicated to impact investing in Africa.