She was Lead Climate Finance Negotiator for the US delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
WTW has appointed Sarah Conway as head of its Ecosystem Resilience practice and director in the Disaster Risk Finance / Parametrics unit within the company’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH).
Conway was Lead Climate Finance Negotiator for the US delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including at COP21 in Paris.
Most recently, Conway ran her own consultancy, specialising in innovative climate and conservation finance solutions, including for systematic observations and early warning systems, climate-smart urban infrastructure, ecosystem conservation and livelihood protection working with leading international institutions.
Rowan Douglas, head of the Climate and Resilience Hub, WTW, said: “As the Task Force for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) gains traction we are delighted Sarah has selected WTW as the best platform to serve the growing climate and conservation finance sector.
“We look forward to her leadership and expertise as we integrate natural capital assets into mainstream finance and protect that value via risk management solutions.”
Simon Young, senior director, Climate and Resilience Hub, WTW, said: “[Sarah brings] a wealth of experience across climate, nature, finance and policy, making her a perfect fit for our growing Disaster Risk Finance and Parametrics team and the pioneering work we are doing on ecosystem resilience, helping to further advance WTW’s role in shaping the global agenda for private sector efforts for a sustainable blue economy.”
Conway said: “This new role presents a unique opportunity to design, deploy and scale financial instruments that offer a triple win, benefiting people, nature and climate.”