Global advisory, broking, and solutions company WTW announced today the appointment of 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.

Conway served at the U.S. Department of State as Lead Climate Finance Negotiator for the U.S delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including at COP21 in Paris. She also supported U.S. involvement with the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility, and helped to design and launch the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation.

Most recently Conway ran her own consultancy, focusing on 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.

Simon Young, Senior Director, Climate and Resilience Hub, WTW, said:

“Sarah takes us to the next level, bringing 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, added:

“This new role presents a unique opportunity to design, deploy and scale financial instruments that offer a triple win, benefiting people, nature and climate. I look forward to working with the hugely experienced and talented CRH team and the wider WTW business, supporting our clients and other stakeholders to further strengthen their ecosystem resilience capabilities.”

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