Unlocking the power of finance to accelerate Asia's transition to 100% renewable energy

We provide capital market-driven solutions to retire a target of 1 GW of fossil fuel-fired plants and replace them with renewables
each year in South and Southeast Asia.

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Climate Smart Ventures is a transition and transaction advisory firm with a track record for bringing together the region’s leading power asset owners, debt and equity providers, ESG investors and experts in accelerating South and Southeast Asia’s energy transition in a just, orderly, and competitive manner. To date, CSV has supported multilateral development banks, investors and corporates on developing robust and value creating transition strategies with the goal of delivering a just and managed energy transition suited to power hungry emerging market contexts.

Transition Advisory

Robust technical and strategic advice to integrate transition as a value-creating platform for growth

Transition Finance Readiness           |            ESG Advisory and Transformation

Transaction Advisory

Best-in-class financial advice and deal execution focused on transition goals and strategies

Transaction Execution   |   Buy-Side & Sell-Side M&A and Valuation    |    Fundraising & Financial Advisory


With a combined experience of 40+ years at the intersection of energy and finance, Climate Smart Ventures brings together a sophisticated team of experts with strategic, operational and technical knowledge, on effectively delivering successful transactions, deal platforms, and know-how to advance Asia's energy transition

Lawrence Ang

Managing Partner

Energy Transitions and Project Development

Matt Carpio

Head, Transaction Advisory

Energy Transitions and
Structured Finance

Sara Ahmed

Principal Advisor

Energy Transitions and
Transaction Advisory

Kanchuya Sukdheva

Principal Advisor

Business Development and Structured Finance

Mirna Sivakumar

Senior Associate

Transaction Advisory

Nian Sayoc


Transaction Advisory

Jessel Agno


Transaction Advisory

Andre Barlian

Principal Advisor

Sustainable Investing

Saturnino Juan

Principal Advisor

Energy Transitions, Power Markets, and Energy Law

Silver Navarro

Principal Advisor

Renewable Energy and Hybrid Systems

Farzana Hoque

Principal Advisor

ESG and
Impact Investing

Benhan Limketkai

Principal Advisor

Innovative Finance and
Transaction Advisory


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