About Us

Daniel Fuentes

Administrative Director, Climate Engagement Canada

As Administrative Director of the Climate Engagement Canada (CEC) initiative, Daniel provides secretariat support to Canada’s first finance-led initiative that drives dialogue between the financial community and corporate issuers on climate change risks, opportunities, and a just transition to a net zero economy.

Before joining the RIA and CEC, Daniel worked in international development, social finance, and conservation finance. His experience includes leading the design and implementation of economic development initiatives in emerging and frontier markets in partnership with bilateral agencies, multilateral organizations, and development financial institutions.

Daniel designed one of Canada’s first blended finance mechanisms for conservation impact (Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond), and he has co-led the implementation of professional development programs and coaching services for social entrepreneurs. Daniel has also connected numerous capital-raising social enterprises to investors looking to make a positive impact. Daniel holds a Master of Business Administration from Richard Ivey Business School at Western University.