Alfred Griffin

Generate Capital

Head Senior Managing Director, 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, 7 March

  • 04:00pm - 04:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 10:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 10:40 pm

    Through the Energy Transition Capital Stack: Venture, debt, equity, asset finance & beyond

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    Venture capital (VC) firms got burned ten years ago trying to leverage a consumer-business model into the capital-intensive energy sector. As VC firms have grown, their appetite for making larger, transformative investments has returned. Many investments are stretching the bounds of traditional capital stack structure, with asset deployment-focused investors supporting VC-backed companies, corporate VC leveraging parent company balance sheets and networks, and infrastructure financers finding new ways to work with early-stage technology firms. How do recent investments in climate and clean tech stretch the ordinary bounds of energy investing? Will institutional investors redefine the market? With private equity increasingly comfortable with technology risk and VC increasingly comfortable with scale, how do energy companies differentiate between their counterparties and competitors?