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Christine Eibs Singer
Co-Founder, E+Co
 
Ms. Christine Eibs Singer is the Co-Founder and former Chief Exective Officer of E+Co, a pioneer in the impact investment sector.
   
Ms. Eibs Singer led E+Co’s growth from a start-up in 1994 to an international leader in developing country energy access finance, enabling E+Co to empower more than 190 local, small and growing enterprises that supply clean and affordable energy to 8 million people in developing countries, producing social, environmental and financial returns. She spearheaded collaborations with multilateral organizations and negotiated alliances with major corporations, all with the goal of creating a foundation for enterprises that increase clean energy access in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  
 
Ms. Eibs Singer is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, integrating ground-level lessons learned into the increasing dialogue and action agenda around the issue of energy access.  In order to foster increased resource allocation to small and medium enterprises, Ms. Eibs Singer is a founding member of the "Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs" (ANDE), currently serving on its executive committee.  Ms. Eibs Singer is a frequent speaker on energy access, impact investing and financial innovation, with engagements including the Clinton Global Initiative, Skoll World Forum, the inaugural SoCap US and SoCap Europe forums, the Global Philanthropy Forum, the World Future Energy Summit and the Economist’s Ideas Economy.
 
Ms. Eibs Singer spent 10 years at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, concentrating on the development of public-private partnerships.  She is an Honors graduate of Douglass College and the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. In 2007, Christine received the Woman of Inspiration Award from Fairleigh Dickinson University and in 2011 she was awarded the Keystone Leadership Award for the Environment.  In 2011, Ms. Eibs Singer received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University.