Steve Rocco brings over 24 years of experience in finance across a wide range of areas. He is currently part of an innovative new project being piloted by the UN at Geneva's SDG Lab, which aims to bring a systematic and strategic approach to early stage investing in emerging markets by using the SDG plans of individual countries.
He led the business development efforts for Main Street Partners, an institutional impact investment advisor, in Switzerland. Prior to MainStreet, he was the finance director for a smart waste technology startup which was owned a patented process that converts plastic waste into a 100% recycled building material. Upon moving to Switzerland, Steve worked for Geneva Capital, an advisory boutique based in Geneva specializing in ESG investment and impact investment.
In New York, Steve co-founded Mission Markets, a pioneering fintech startup which provided impact companies and funds with capital raising services via an online platform. He was part of the investment team with the Media Development Investment Fund, a mission-driven investment fund and focused on Central and South America. He spent 7 years in capital markets with Bank of America Securities, Citibank and Goldman Sachs. Steve began his career in microfinance with FINCA International and worked in Los Angeles with a community development financial institution (CDFI).