Marilyn Ceci is a Managing Director in Debt Capital Markets and Head of Green Bonds at J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank, where she has worked for over 30 years. Ms. Ceci co-authored the Green Bond Principles, which is the market standard process for issuing Green Bonds, and currently is the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Steering Group of the Green Bond Principles. GlobalCapital’s Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards has named Ms. Ceci as one of the top 3 Overall Most Impressive Green/SRI Bankers in 2018 and 2017. Ms. Ceci also represents J.P. Morgan on various external green finance committees, such as the Institute of International Finance Green Finance and Infrastructure Working Group, ISO, and the City of London Green Finance Initiative. Ms. Ceci joined J.P. Morgan in 1986 and holds a B.A. from Creighton University and an M.B.A from C.U.N.Y/ Baruch.
Ms. Ceci has led several notable Green Bond transactions including: the first benchmark technology Green Bond (Apple), the first Green Covered Bond (Berlin Hyp), the first sovereign Green Bond (Poland), the first Green Revenue Bond (NYS EFC), and China’s first bank Green Bond (Agricultural Bank of China). Demonstrative of our global reach are the following selected green transactions led by J.P. Morgan: The Kingdom of Belgium; The Republic of Ireland, France’s SNCF and CDC; Italy’s ENEL; Ireland’s LeasePlan, India’s Greenko and Jain; Brazil’s BNDES, Fibria and Suzano; Chile’s CMPC; African Development Bank; and U.S.’s Westar, Kilory Realty, and Boston Properties, as well as several universities, municipalities and nonprofits. J.P. Morgan is a top three underwriter of Green Bonds globally and is actively engaged in the broader green and social finance markets. J.P. Morgan has participated in over 180 Green, Social and Sustainability Bond deals since 2011.