Ecosystem Resilience, Director, WTW
Sarah Conway is the Head of WTW's award-winning Ecosystem Resilience practice and Director in the Disaster Risk Finance and Parametrics unit within the company’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH).
She helps to design, deploy and scale pre-arranged, trigger-based financial instruments for ecosystem conservation and restoration to enhance the resilience of natural assets (e.g., coral reefs) and the livelihoods dependent on their services (e.g., fisherfolk). She also focuses on designing solutions that seek to build financial resilience to the impacts of climate change (e.g., a resilience wrapper around sovereign debt issuances to protect debt servicing obligations from key climate-related risks).
After spending her early career in traditional finance, she has spent the last 15 years in the conservation and climate finance space for the public and private sectors. This included several years with an Indonesian-based environmental consulting firm supporting projects across Southeast Asia and the Pacific and serving as the Lead Climate Finance Negotiator for the U.S. delegation to the UNFCCC through COP21 in Paris.
Sarah holds a Master’s in Environmental Economics & Climate Change from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.