Fernanda  Gimenes

Fernanda Gimenes

PhD candidate in Environmental Policy and Development

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Climate finance, Sustainable finance, Corporate social responsibility

About me

Fernanda’s doctoral research explores why emerging market countries have embarked in different paths when attempting to finance a low-carbon future and how these paths evolve over time. She is particularly interested in looking at approaches that aim to shift capital or adjust exiting investment behaviour towards climate change solutions at domestic levels. Fernanda has been working at the United Nations Environment Programme since 2017, conducting research on topics related to sustainable production and consumption. Prior to this, she worked at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Brazil, managing projects on sustainable finance, climate change and ecosystem services.

Fernanda holds an MSc degree in Environment & Development from LSE, where she was awarded the E&D Dissertation Prize for work on drivers of support for corporate social responsibility. She also holds an MSc degree in Sustainable Development and a BA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil.

Provisional thesis title
Exploring Climate Finance in Emerging Market Economies


  • Santander Research Travel Award – 2019
  • LSE Postgraduate Travel Fund – 2019
  • Winner of the MSc Environment and Development Best Dissertation Prize – 2017
  • The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) Scholarship – Brazilian Government
  • Scholarship for Young Scientists from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) Scholarship – Brazilian Government

Academic supervisors

Dr Richard Perkins
Prof Kathryn Hochstetler


Expertise Details

Environmental governance; Political economy of the environment; Sustainable consumption and production