Janine H. Ferretti
Janine Ferretti, a Canadian and US national, is an environmental and social expert with experience in policymaking, design, and implementation of development operations for both the private and public sectors. Ms. Ferretti was appointed to head the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) by World Bank Group President, David Malpass, following an independent selection process involving civil society and private sector. Ms. Ferretti’s appointment was announced in October 2020 and she commenced her 5-year term as CAO Vice President in January 2021. Her title was changed to Director-General on July 1, 2021 when the new IFC/MIGA Independent Accountability Mechanism (CAO) Policy came into effect.
She is formerly a Professor of the Practice of Global Development Policy at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate level courses on environment, climate, and development issues; environmental and social risk management, sustainable finance; and sustainable development trends.
Ms. Ferretti previously worked at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the first Chief of Environmental and Social Safeguards, where she had the opportunity to establish, develop and shape the Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit (ESG), and its operations; and led the development of new policies and practices, including the initial work on the IDB’s new Environmental and Social Policy Framework.