Jessica’s Greenworks Story
Prior to co-founding Greenworks Lending in 2015, Jessica led the design and management of the C-PACE program at the CT Green Bank. In its first two years, the program financed $75 million in clean energy projects and executed the first securitization of commercial efficiency assets – more than doubling the volume of PACE transactions between 2013 and 2014. Bailey worked from 2004-2012 at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), an $800 million foundation based in New York. As the Fund’s program officer for sustainable development, she co-managed a $7 million portfolio of grants focused on combating climate change and promoting clean energy.
In 2014, Jessica was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for solar deployment. The Hartford Business Journal dubbed her a “Green Warrior” for her work designing the successful Connecticut C-PACE program. After co-founding Greenworks Lending and scaling C-PACE nationally, Jessica was named to Connecticut Magazine’s 2018 list of “40 under 40.” She received her graduate degree from Yale University and undergraduate from the University of Notre Dame.
For more on Jessica and Greenworks, view this recent article in the Fairfield County Business Journal.
Jessica Bailey (3rd from right) brings CT state legislators together to discuss the C-PACE program and the firm’s role in economic development. (L-R front row) Carlo Leone, Pam Sparkman, Bob Duff, Alexandra Cooley, Jessica Bailey, Jayme Stevenson, Mackey Dykes. (L-R back row) Matt Macunas and Bryan Garcia