Olha Krushelnytska is a sustainable finance expert and an ocean protection enthusiast. She focuses on shifting financial flows toward sustainability via ESG integration and impact investing. Olha is involved in sustainable infrastructure financing at the Global Environment Facility and is a founder of the Green Finance Network. She joined the World Bank Group in 2006 and has led international working groups on the issues of environmental impact analysis and marine investments and helped build multi-million dollar programs in ecosystem services valuations, fisheries and pollution management. She was part of the Global Partnership for Oceans and published a best practices guide on tackling marine pollution, among other publications.
Olha has committed much of her life to mentoring and teaching the next generation of sustainable finance professionals, conducting workshops for government officials and NGOs around the world (80+ countries), as well as the University of California, Berkeley. She previously consulted for Environmental Resource Management in Hong Kong, resettled vulnerable populations for the UN Refugee Agency in Eastern Europe, and worked in private sector firms in Mexico and Ukraine.
Olha is a CFA charter holder and she has an MA in Economics and Management from Lviv Polytechnic National University in Lviv, Ukraine, as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she was an Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellow.