Christine Eibs Singer

Senior Advisor, Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, United Nations


Christine Eibs Singer is a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, focusing on the development of financing innovations to accelerate energy access.

Singer is the Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of E+Co, a pioneer in the impact investment sector. She led E+Co’s growth from a start-up in 1994, enabling E+Co to empower more than 190 local, small, and growing enterprises that supply clean and affordable energy to 8 million people in developing countries. Singer spearheaded collaborations with multilateral organizations and negotiated alliances with major corporations, with the goal of creating a foundation for enterprises that increase clean energy access in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Singer was a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, integrating ground-level lessons into the energy access action agenda. She was also a founding member of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Singer is a frequent speaker on energy access, public-private partnerships, and financial innovation, with engagements including the Clinton Global Initiative, Skoll World Forum, World Future Energy Summit, and UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum. She is a member of the Board of SELCO India, the Board of the Dalberg Trust, and the Investment Committee of the Deutsche Bank Essential Capital Consortium, and she chaired the investment panel for the GSMA M4D Utilities programme. She is also an advisor to The Ground_Up Project and a Trustee of Park United Methodist Church.

Singer spent 10 years at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, concentrating on the development of public-private partnerships. She is an honors graduate of Douglass College and the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. In 2007 Singer received the Woman of Inspiration Award from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and in 2011 she was awarded the Keystone Leadership Award for the Environment. In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University.