Adapting to Climate Change in Africa – Tackling Financing, Collaboration, Energy Production & Job Creation for Resilient Development.
Clint Bartlett is an entrepreneur with a background in social impact, strategy consulting and impact investing. His first company in the early 2000’s was an Africa-focused political and economic risk consultancy which he later sold to a leading investment firm in South Africa. After co-founding a Sino-African business consultancy, he moved into SME-financing when he became the Trust manager of an Irish development NGO in Cape Town. In 2008 he was asked to set up the Metropolitan Foundation, a large health-focused foundation in South Africa. Thereafter he ran its commercial arm, AIDS Risk Consulting, an actuarial risk consultancy until its sale in 2011. Since then Clint has been an independent consultant advising a range of large companies, government agencies and NGOs on systems development, SME development, partnership building and sustainable funding.
In 2015 he completed his MBA at the University of Cape Town where he focused on Sustainable Supply Chain Management. He was then accepted into the Masters of Advanced Management program at Yale University and while there undertook research into the impact investing market in the US, economic policy focused on equality in Southern and Eastern Africa, and US-Africa policy at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Clint is the president of the Yale Club of South Africa and is a guest lecturer at the Yale School of Management.