• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Alfred Griffin


Senior Managing Director and 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

Monday, 6 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:30 am - 07/mar/2023 03:00 am

    Capitalizing the Energy Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    Traditional investing frameworks position venture capital investors at the opposite end of the risk capital spectrum from large, established industrial firms. But with the venture capital sector maturing and climate venture capital increasingly taking industrial-scale deployment risk, industrial firms with decades or even centuries of experience serving energy markets find themselves facing a new breed of disruptive competitors. Leaders at industrial firms have responded to a disruptive era with an innovative capital mindset, betting their firms’ futures on new technologies and new markets in ways that echo traditional venture capital. In this newly dynamic moment for energy transition capital, groundbreaking capital allocators discuss remaking a “steel in the ground” industry at a digital pace.

Thursday, 9 March