Shirin Reuvers

Manager, Policy & Public Affairs, CDP
MSc Global History, 2013

Why did you choose LSE, and why did you choose your programme of study?

I chose LSE as my preferred university based on the recommendation of two fantastic professors I worked with during my previous studies (BSc European Studies & MSc Business Administration). The school's global reputation and outstanding facilities made this an easy choice.

Overall, how do you look back on your LSE experience?

My time at LSE was an academically challenging yet an enjoyable year. I have met some of the most amazing people in that time.

Where has your career path led you after completing your MSc?

I started at CDP right after finalizing my Master thesis. I have worked there now for two years and am currently holding the position of Policy & Public Affairs Manager. The work is fascinating, especially as I am working with very talented people all over the globe. Studying Economic History at LSE certainly was a requisite for my work in sustainable development.

Why did you choose your current job?

I am passionate about climate change, interested in politics, and enjoy working in a young and dynamic team. CDP offers all of this!

What does CDP do?

CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) is a not-for-profit organization with its headquarters in London. It's an investor-backed organization that runs a voluntary disclosure platform for companies, cities and states & regions covering their climate, forest and water relevant information. In general, we collect heaps of data; my role is to make sure that it's being used by policy makers around the globe.

What does your current job involve?

It's a fantastic job in which I work very closely with other NGOs, governments, UN bodies, companies, cities and states & regions. CDP itself is a great organization that has built up an impressive global reputation while sustaining a start-up feel and encouraging everyone to be dynamic and innovative.

What advice do you have for LSE students who are looking to enter a similar profession to you?

If you are really interested in a particular organization, have a look with whom they are partnering: there are many NGOs out there who are doing equally fascinating work and one of them may have an opening.

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