Nicola Armacost is the Managing Director of Arc Finance whose mission is to link the fields of finance, energy, water and sanitation. Through its partners Arc has provided over 2.7 million people with access to clean energy through microloans or asset finance. Before joining Arc, Niki worked at Women’s World Banking, a global microfinance network. Niki is an advisor to a number of companies focused on the off-grid energy space including Simpa, SolarNow, Frontier Markets, Angaza Design, Lumeter, Azuri, EcoZoom and Grameen Greenway. Niki served as the Co-Chair of the Investment and Finance Working Group, of the SE4All Practitioner Network. She serves on the Board of MISFA the donor consortium for microfinance in Afghanistan and is a Trustee of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson in NY, USA.