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Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Global Environment Facility, USA

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Naoko Ishii, elected as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility in 2012, has led the development and implementation of the GEF’s first-ever long-term strategy. It positioned the GEF to address the underlying drivers of environmental degradation and to catalyze systems transformation in energy, cities and food systems while protecting critical ecosystems. Throughout GEF operations, she has promoted integrated approaches for greater results and actively pursued opportunities for the GEF to create and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms. She successfully concluded two international replenishment negotiations, both of which mobilized more than 4 billion US dollars for the GEF.

Before joining the GEF, Naoko was Japan Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, and represented the Japanese Government during the design of the Green Climate Fund. She worked as a Country Director for the World Bank, and has held positions at the IMF and Harvard Institute for International Development.

Naoko is co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, and co-chair of the Advisory Network of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. She is a Special Advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a Commissioner for the Global Adaptation Commission, Member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and of the Advisory Committee of Future Earth. She also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the University of Tokyo.

Naoko has published numerous papers and several books, two of which were awarded the Suntory Prize (1990) and Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research (2004). She is the inaugural recipient of the 2006 Enjoji Jiro Memorial Prize. Naoko holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.

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Naoko Ishii Biography

Naoko Ishii, elected as CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility in 2012, has led the development and implementation of the GEF’s first-ever long-term strategy. It positioned the GEF to address the underlying drivers of environmental degradation and to catalyze systems transformation in energy, cities and food systems while protecting critical ecosystems. Throughout GEF operations, she has promoted integrated approaches for greater results and actively pursued opportunities for the GEF to create and participate in multi-stakeholder platforms. She successfully concluded two international replenishment negotiations, both of which mobilized more than 4 billion US dollars for the GEF.

Before joining the GEF, Naoko was Japan Deputy Vice Minister of Finance, and represented the Japanese Government during the design of the Green Climate Fund. She worked as a Country Director for the World Bank, and has held positions at the IMF and Harvard Institute for International Development.

Naoko is co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, and co-chair of the Advisory Network of the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. She is a Special Advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a Commissioner for the Global Adaptation Commission, Member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and of the Advisory Committee of Future Earth. She also serves on the Global Advisory Board of the University of Tokyo.

Naoko has published numerous papers and several books, two of which were awarded the Suntory Prize (1990) and Okita Memorial Prize for International Development Research (2004). She is the inaugural recipient of the 2006 Enjoji Jiro Memorial Prize. Naoko holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.

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  • Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility
    Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), co-chair of the House International Conservation Caucus, introduces Dr. Naoko Ishii.
  • An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
    We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko...
  • Keynote Address: Naoko Ishii at the 8th GEF Biennial International
    Keynote address by Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, to participants of the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters...

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  • How to book Naoko Ishii?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Naoko Ishii for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Naoko Ishii, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Naoko Ishii or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Naoko Ishii?

    Booking fees for Naoko Ishii, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Naoko Ishii, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Naoko Ishii?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Naoko Ishii for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Naoko Ishii for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Naoko Ishii or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Naoko Ishii or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Naoko Ishii is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Naoko Ishii for your event is available upon request. Naoko Ishii generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Curley, Dan Phillips, Ellie Symes, Scott Jacobs and Phillipa Grant. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Naoko Ishii for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Naoko Ishii Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environment Facility
    Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), co-chair of the House International Conservation Caucus, introduces Dr. Naoko Ishii.
    An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
    We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared...
  • Keynote Address: Naoko Ishii at the 8th GEF Biennial International
    Keynote address by Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, to participants of the 8th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 13 May 2016.
    Dr. Naoko Ishii - Financing climate change solutions
    Since 2012, Naoko Ishii has been CEO and Chairperson for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Prior to that, she was the Deputy Vice Minister of Finance in Japan, and served at the World Bank and...

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