Emily Murrell - Earthwatch

Emily Murrell


Emily is Director of the Climate Policy Programme at the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). IIGCC is the leading membership body for investor collaboration on climate change and the voice of investors taking action for a low carbon future, with over 400 members across 27 countries, representing more than €58 trillion in assets.   

Before assuming her current role, Emily worked for the World Bank Group where she managed relationships with UK stakeholders in the international development and climate change space in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow and supported the launch of the World Bank’s new five-year Climate Change Action Plan. Prior to this, Emily was Head of Sustainable Finance and Future Cities Policy at HSBC’s Global HQ, where she helped the bank work to decarbonise their large global portfolio and advised clients, for instance in the automotive and energy sectors, on how to transition. Emily started her career in the UK Civil Service, where she worked in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and in the Cabinet Office. She was a UK Climate Negotiator at the COP20 Climate Summit in Lima and worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the UK Cabinet Office, focused on EU and international climate change and energy policy in the year COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed.   

Emily is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She has a BSc in Social Policy with Government from London School of Economics and Political Science and a Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Belgium. 

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