Lea is a policy analyst in sustainable finance with a particular focus on the risks and impacts from environmental degradation to the financial system.
Lea holds an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA in Economics from University College Dublin (UCD). She has spent 3 years working at Deutsche Bank AG, as a sustainability specialist focusing on the disclosure and strategic integration of non-financial metrics. She also worked in teams in the investment bank on ESG-linked debt and equity capital transactions, as well as analysing the implications of regulatory changes for corporate clients. Additionally, she was Deutsche Bank’s secondee to the Value Balancing Alliance, contributing to the development of a sector agnostic impact measurement methodology. During her MSc she also worked for the Grantham Research Institute and the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE) on central banks.
• Sustainable finance
• Physical climate and catastrophe risk
• Central banking and financial supervision