Giulia is Director, Sustainable Private Sector Finance and Head of Sustainable Investing. She is currently serving as Acting Director of WRI's Finance Center. The Center's private sector finance work focuses on facilitating the shift of private sector capital toward sustainable activities. We conduct most of this work through our Sustainable Investing Initiative. We engage institutional investors, banks, and other market participants to inform, develop, and promote widespread adoption of sustainable investment and financing strategies in the mainstream financial sector. We leverage WRI’s own investment experiences, provide environmental data and cutting-edge research, and promote peer-to-peer learning through our convening power to encourage this transition.

Since joining WRI in 2011, Giulia's work also spanned other finance topics, including: mainstreaming climate change within financial institutions, improving the effectiveness of public finance in mobilizing private sector climate investment, and scaling environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Prior to joining WRI, Giulia served as a Research Assistant and Projects Officer in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Her research areas included emerging market crises, international standards and codes, IMF surveillance, and accountability frameworks. Later, while completing her MBA, Giulia worked in Brazil developing a growth strategy for a private company and in Thailand creating a corporate-level green products strategy for a Thai conglomerate. She also served as a student consultant for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.

Giulia earned a BA in Economics, International Relations, and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and she completed an MBA at Columbia Business School.

Born in Italy, Giulia spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the United States. She lives with her husband in Washington, DC, where she enjoys exploring the network of Rock Creek Park trails near her home.