Sean Gilbert is a Head of Partnerships and Outreach with the NDC Partnership, where he is part of the team that helped launch the global initiative to support countries in achieving ambitious climate and development commitments.
Sean has worked for over twenty years in both the private sector and at non-profits to integrate sustainability into business and finance. Prior to joining the NDC Partnership, he led research and outreach to scale the flow of finance to green investments and support the greening of China’s financial system. He previously oversaw Sustainability Advisory Services for KPMG in China where he worked with Chinese and Hong Kong companies and banks. Separately, he co-drafted the Task Force Report for the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) on Green Finance Reform. He played an active role in driving the field of disclosure and sustainability performance standards through his work at the Global Reporting Initiative. As a Director at the Global Reporting Initiative, he led the development of a pioneering set of standards, which have become the most widely used sustainability reporting framework in the world. Sean started his career as a market research consultant for the chemical and environmental technology sectors based in Asia.