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Kristina KlimovichSustainable Finance

Promoting innovative financing solutions for clean energy transition

  • Current role : Consultant
  • Phone : + 31 640747627
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  • Location : Utrecht, the Netherlands.


Promoting energy efficiency in buildings through innovative financing tools, PPPs, policy initiatives and
effective marketing & communication strategies. Keen ability to bridge public and private sector interests to scale clean energy investment. Passionate about cleantech innovations.

Revelant Work History

Dec 2016

PACE Financing Advisor – GNE Finance

I promote the PACE financing model in Europe. PACE or property assessed clean energy financing has been extremely successful in the United States, Canada and Australia, where PACE funded projects amount to over $4 billion. I partnered with GNE Finance to bring the PACE model to several European countries. At the moment we are pursuing an Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission in order to conduct market search and a proof of concept pilot.

Sept 2016

Consultant – The European Climate Foundation

I'm part of a small team developing an innovative leadership initiative, Buildings 2030, to foster building improvements in Europe. Buildings 2030 is focused on minimizing market fragmentation with regards to Health, Wellbeing and Productivity (HWP) indicators for energy efficiency buildings. We work with the private sector , on the one hand, and with the European Commission, on the other, in order to bring together the market perspective and legislative framework.

June 2016

Fellow – PACENation

As a PACENation Fellow, my goal is to accelerate the development of the PACE market and lower barriers to entry for new PACE service providers. I advise on the organizational development and work on ad hoc projects.


Director, Communications and Market Research – PACENation

I promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings through an innovative financing mechanism - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). I worked with building owners, local governments, project developers, funders, and contractors to help grow the market for PACE financing.


C-PACE Advisory Committee Member – Utah Clean Energy coalition

I was part of a multi-disciplinary group that provided feedback throughout the development of model PACE program in Utah.


Research Assistant and Assistant Editor – Professor Clive S. Thomas

As a research assistant, I worked on multiple articles and publications. I co-edited "Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power" book and co-authored a number of articles on Latin American politics, for instance "Interest groups and lobbying in Latin America: theoretical and practical considerations" published in the Journal of Public Affairs in 2013.


Program Consultant and Analyst – Islands First, New York, NY

Produced policy recommendations for the international sustainable development field, including aid distribution by sector, island, and project



Master of Arts in International Affairs – The New School University, New York, NY

Specialty: Governance & Rights, GPA 3.95


Bachelor of Arts in Social Science – University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK

Specialty: Economics, Political Science and Anthropology, Minor in French, GPA 3.93 • Magna Cum Laude; Outstanding Graduate in Social Sciences

Personal Story

I grew up in the far east of Russia, on the Kamchatka peninsula. Ethnically, I'm half Russian and half Lithuanian. For the past 12 years I've lived in the US, moving from Alaska to California and then to New York, where I got my Master's degree and got involved in sustainability. Since February 2016, I've made Utrecht my home. In the summer of 2016, I started CleanVest, my own consulting firm, and I work for several clients promoting various aspects of sustainability in the built environment.

  • Driven
  • Creative
  • Self-Starter
  • Skilled Communicator

Software Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Ms Office Suite

Language Skills

  • English

  • Russian

  • Dutch

  • French


  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Jogging
  • Urban Design