Nuyi (Flora) Tao
Nuyi (Flora) Tao is working at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. as a senior carbon finance specialist. A native of China, she witnessed the drastic environmental deterioration due to the rapid economic growth. She believes in smart growth model that reconciles the conflict between environmental interests and economic development and had dedicated herself to searching for a solution. Coming from traditional financial services industry; Nuyi is interested in leveraging her financial expertise to help build successful business case of sustainable development. She has special interests in sustainable energy issues. In the summer of 2001, Nuyi worked in Beijing, China for a joint project of World Resources Institute and William Davidson Institute, conducting the feasibility study of launching a new environmental program in China. She widely contacted governmental officers, environmental entrepreneurs, NGOs, and China top business school to identify potential partners and build local network for future program launching. She also worked as an intern in Finance department at the DTE Energy Company on the projects of stock repurchase and subsidiary financing policy. In the summer of 2002, Nuyi worked on business development for local community-based eco-tourism enterprises for The Nature Conservancy in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China. In her current position with the World Bank, Nuyi is in charge of originating and executing carbon offset projects in China, India and Indonesia. Her portfolio covers renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste-to-energy technologies. Nuyi holds a B.A. in Finance from Fudan University.