Abyd Karmali is Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in London and is point person for the bank’s new USD 10 billion Catalytic Finance Initiative. Mr Karmali has worked for twenty-five years on climate policy, carbon markets, and new approaches to climate finance. Before joining the financial sector in 2007, he worked in management and policy consulting and had a short stint with the UN Environment Programme’s Paris office. In 2013, Mr. Karmali was selected to serve as one of two inaugural private sector representatives to the Board of the Green Climate Fund and also has advisory roles with the Global Innovation Lab on Climate Finance, the Capital Markets Climate Initiative and the UK Green Investment Bank. He holds an MS in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).