• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Alfred Griffin

Generate Capital

Senior Managing Director & Head of Credit

Alfred Griffin is Senior Managing Director and Head of Generate Credit at Generate Capital, where he leads the company’s credit lending platform for sustainable infrastructure. Previously, Alfred was founding President of NY Green Bank, a $1 billion New York State-sponsored specialty finance company focused on specialty finance for sustainable infrastructure and clean energy. He led the organization from concept to over $1 billion of investments, making NYGB the largest exclusively focused sustainable infrastructure private credit fund in the United States -- investing in solar, wind, storage, energy efficiency, fuel cells, controlled environment agriculture, sustainable transportation and other proven technologies expected to reduce greenhouse gases. Prior to NY Green Bank, Alfred spent 16 years with Citigroup Global Markets in a variety of structured finance roles in Capital Markets and Investment Banking. He holds bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Sessions With Alfred Griffin

Thursday, 21 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 21/mar/2024 08:30 pm - 21/mar/2024 09:10 pm

    Capital Choices in Clean Energy: Thinking long, thinking short

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management

    A few years ago, capital was crowding into cleantech on the theory that the energy transition was accelerating on every vector. The picture has since become more nuanced, with fund managers and institutional investors revolving back to a return’s orientation balanced with investment horizon realism. Clean energy project developers are being asked to show cash flow potential, and new technologies need a demonstrable path to market. Short-cycle investors are focused on margins, while long-cycle investors are still attuned to growth opportunities. How do companies, investors and developers craft their strategies in this new multiple choice capital markets environment?