GNE Finance

Address:

Avinguda Sant Mateu
50 08329 – Alella (Barcelona)
Spain

GNE Finance is a high impact investment company focused on providing financing for the built environment. GNE Finance is a leader at leveraging finance to deliver innovative solutions that maximize social and environmental impact while delivering sustainable returns to capital providers. GNE Finance provides advisory and financing solutions for home and building renovation to public and private program managers. GNE Finance supports homeowners throughout the renovation process and offers affordable and customized financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, safety and accessibility improvements in homes and buildings. High Impact Renovations www.gnefinance.com

GNE Finance offers the following advisory services:

  • Design of energy efficiency and sustainable home and building renovation programmes for public and private partners
  • Advocacy on high-impact home and building renovation policy 
  • Market research and business intelligence on financing for high-impact home and building renovation programme

These are complemented by GNE’s financing services that include: 

  • Providing financing to citizens that participate in the high-impact home and building renovation programs that are supported by GNE investment platform
  • Structuring and managing financing platforms aimed to dramatically increase the rate of renovation in Europe GNE Finance supports cities and regions in their transition towards a clean and low carbon economy, contributing to the creation of resilient and vibrant communities that enjoy economic growth and healthy environment.  

Currently, GNE is working together with Olot, a Catalan municipality, and the Spanish region of the Basque Country to set-up local “One-Stop-Shop (OSS)” programs as pilot projects for a planned national expansion under the auspices of the EuroPACE Horizon 2020 project. GNE Finance designed and deployed home-based financing, an innovative financing attached to the property and not an owners in Spain. This work will inform the company’s involvement in Sav€ the Homes project and allow GNE Finance to build upon the lessons learned from these two pilots. 

GNE Finance brings its expertise, track-record and network to promote, structure, finance and manage clean energy projects. GNE Finance supports a strong cooperation between the public and private sectors to deploy highly effective solutions that otherwise would not have been implemented due to lack of funds or investments and debt constraints and/or other existing barriers. To that effect, GNE Finance built a team (see below) with extensive experience in public-private partnership and a deep understanding of the European public authorities. 

Staff Profiles

Kristina Klimovich

Kristina holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Alaska Southeast and a M.A. in International Affairs from the New School University in New York City. For the past 8 years, she has advanced innovative home and commercial building renovation programs in the US and Europe. At PACENation, Kristina built a robust membership platform with 300+ companies and organizations committed to promoting innovative financing tools. At GNE Finance she leads the advisory and consulting business unit, which involves managing a portfolio of European projects and collaborating with the public sector to significantly scale sustainable home renovation across Europe.

Mart Jacobs

Mart holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in public law from Hasselt University, after which she pursued an additional bilingual master’s degree in International Management from EADA Business School Barcelona. As an Analyst, she supports European project development and guides GNE Finance’s impact measurement efforts.

PATRICIO CARTAGENA

Patricio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Adolfo Ibáñez Business School and a Master’s in International Management (CEMS-MiM) from the same university. Patricio has worked in several industries including real estate, IT, and banking. At GNE Finance, Patricio works as an in-house consultant, contributing in fields such as strategy, market intelligence, and business development.

MARA OPREA

Mara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from York University, as well as Master’s degrees in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University and Sustainable Business Management from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz. Mara has worked in the solar industry as well as in the events industry to facilitate the international energy transition. At GNE Finance, Mara supports the development of EU projects which are centered on sustainable home renovations.

Strategic leadership will be provided by Eduard Puig and Davide Cannarozzi