Margot Hill Clarvis is the Director of Programmes at Earth Security Group. She has led a number of projects on private sector engagement and partnership development on sustainable development globally. Most recently, she led ESG's work in the Philippines, developing public-private partnerships to scale-up engagement and investment in nature-based solutions for climate adaptation.
Prior to joining ESG, Margot developed a portfolio of work and expertise on environmental and sustainable finance, water risks and governance, and climate change adaptation for public and private sector institutions, namely WWF, IUCN, ODI, UNEP- Finance Initiative and ESG information provider Asset4-Thompson Reuters. At UNEP-Finance Initiative, she was the project manager for the first phase of E-RISC (Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis), working with a group of financial institutions to integrate environmental risk in sovereign bond ratings.
She has also participated in a number of technical working groups on environmental finance for organisations such as Climate Bonds Initiative (Water Adaptation Standard) and the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Finance Working Group.
She holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva, where she also developed a joint programme of work with the Genenva Finance Research Institute and taught the Sustainable Finance module of their executive programme. She has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a B.A. Hons in Classics from the University of Cambridge.