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Research topic
  • Sustainable Finance

  • Alexandra Pinzón

    Policy Fellow, Conservation Finance

    Alexandra is a Policy Fellow, Conservation Finance. The objective of this role is to lead programmes and projects on sustainable finance, particularly in relation to the conservation of nature and biodiversity.


    Alexandra is an environmental economist with experience in finance for sustainable land use, financial supervision and investment analysis. Before joining the Institute she worked at Global Canopy leading their Financing Sustainable Landscapes program with an especial emphasis on increasing the flows of finance towards sustainable land use in Latin America. Previously, Alexandra has conducted risk analysis for the Colombian financial regulator and also worked in a risk analyst capacity to support the management of portfolios for a large oil and gas company. Alexandra is an economist with an MSc in Environmental Economics.

    Research interests

    • Sustainable Finance
    • Sustainable Land Use
    • Zero Deforestation Agriculture
    • Sustainable Development
    Policy publications  5 February, 2020

    The sovereign transition to sustainability: Understanding the dependence of sovereign debt on nature

    The transition to sustainability is the strategic challenge sovereign bonds face in the 2020s. Overcoming this challenge requires that the financial system recognises the fundamental economic dependencies on nature, which … read more »


    Policy publications  13 November, 2019

    Submission to call for evidence: Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

    This paper was submitted to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity – Call for Evidence, an independent global review to assess the economic value of biodiversity and to identify actions that will enhance biodiversity and deliver economic prosperity. read more »

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    In the news  12 February, 2020

    Sovereign debt funds be warned: climate activists are coming

    Article makes reference to a report by the Grantham Research Institute and Planet Tracker which says that countries need to protect their natural capital or face increased sovereign credit risk. read more »


    Commentary  4 November, 2019

    Why the fate of the Amazon is a growing issue for investors in sovereign bonds

    Investors are demanding that companies disclose and implement zero deforestation policies. This commentary outlines three further steps sovereign investors can take. read more »

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