Meet Our Speaker

Saphira Patel

Saphira Patel is an innovative sustainability and ESG strategist with 20 years experience as an environmental specialist in the sustainability and development sectors and over 18 years in the development finance space. 

Having managed multi-disciplinary teams, Saphira’s roles include advising on sustainable development, the just transition including, climate change mitigation and adaptation, ESG due diligence and impact and sustainability reporting. In addition, she has extensive experience in sustainability and Just Transition strategy and framework development.


Saphira is dedicated to supporting a Just Transition towards an inclusive low carbon, inclusive and sustainable economy. Saphira believes that a holistic developmental approach is required to comprehensively and sustainably transform economies for future generations. Her niche abilities afford her unique opportunities to advise and assist teams in reaching their sustainable investment goals effectively.”