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Based in New York City and London, Elizabeth Garrett is a researcher and trends analyst specialising in the effects ecology has on business.
Trained as an ecological economistmore...Based in New York City and London, Elizabeth Garrett is a researcher and trends analyst specialising in the effects ecology has on business.
Trained as an ecological economist at the London School of Economics and University of California, Berkeley, Elizabeth’s analysis experience includes work for the Alliance of Small Island States, the Climate Bonds Initiative, Foods and Wines of Spain, San Francisco’s Ferry Building and the UK Government Office of Science. She is the founder and director of ClimateLens, as well as a member of the multidisciplinary trends collective, Envisioning The Twenties.
Area Covered: Business Trends, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Information, Ecological Change
Work Experience Summary: FOUNDER/TREND ANALYST
ClimateLens, London & New York, Present
Developing a trends forecasting service to anticipate how the impacts of climate change affect risk, opportunity, strategy and information needs of the financial service sector and their clients.
London & New York, Jan 2010 - Present
Provides research-based insight and strategic pathways for clients facilitating horizon opportunities and risks, including:
THE ALLIANCE OF SMALL ISLAND NATIONS/CALLUND CONSULTING
Condensed academic and industry research into a well-structured, fit-for-purpose summary to support the cost analysis of a client-proposed, insurance-based solution to manage climate change adaptation costs. Presented the summary in digestible categories and tables, moderating the challenges of estimating a project riddled by risk and uncertainty.
FORESIGHT: INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE/CALLUND CONSULTING
Co-authored a white paper report for the UK Government Office for Science considering the effect of global climate change on UK financial services through 2100. Client feedback described contributions as “thorough,” “well laid out” and “technically sound” and the innovative methodology helpful in “signposting” and “prioritising” future risk and opportunity.
CLIMATE BONDS INITIATIVE
Ongoing research of past, present and emerging energy efficiency and microgeneration initiatives to support the development of a global template for quick, effective greenhouse gas reductions amongst households and small-to-medium enterprises. Leveraged UK and American network connections to investigate 40+ regional programmes, designing a streamlined “menu of options” for easy comparison of contrasting and interchangeable elements. Worked with clients to refine and innovate new research objectives.
The Business Council on Climate Change/Department of the Environment, San Francisco, California,
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
Authored case studies and conducted quantitative research to describe the business sector’s progress in San Francisco’s voluntary greenhouse gas emission reduction plan, presenting key findings to the SF Department of the Environment directors. Worked around the lack of policy progress indicators by reaching out to 30+ executives and proprietors of multinational companies and small businesses for industry perspectives on collective achievements and stalemates. Maintained the structure of the original policy in authoring the project findings, producing a document that was quick and meaningful for department directors to review.
University of California, Berkeley, Aug 2006 - May 2007
Economic research provided for university research organisations, including:
UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR ENERGY RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC STABILITY
Analysed potential economic impacts of pending greenhouse gas emissions policies on California’s trucking industry to support a broader economic and feasibility analysis of California legislation, AB32. Authored a report chapter used verbatim by the project coordinator in the final report submitted to the state.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Reviewed and summarised academic literature regarding search costs and quality type indicators, contributing fit-for-purpose summaries used in qualitative and econometric analysis.
Degree: MSc Environmental Policy & Regulation
Field of Study: Ecological Economics
University / College: The London School of Economics
Degree: BS with Honors and Distinction in Environmental Economics and Policy
Field of Study: Ecological Economics
University / College: UC Berkeley
Researcher and Trend Analyst