SOAS University of London

Marta Simonetti

Marta Simonetti


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Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC)

Graduate Student Member

Marta Simonetti
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Marta Simonetti is an experienced expert consultant in climate finance based in London. She is currently studying for a MA in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) in order to build additional knowledge and expand her perspectives in development work, environmental law and in environmental public policy.

Marta worked for several years in the City of London, initially in marketing and then in development and transition banking for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 2018 she set up her consultancy and advisory firm, Globalfields Ltd, which specialises in green finance, sustainable development and transformational leadership for climate action.

In recent years, Marta has carried out several assignments at senior level for the Green Climate Fund, WWF-US, the Asian Development Bank, the German Development Cooperation GIZ, IPC - Partners for Development GmbH, the Climate Policy Initiative, Euromoney Learning, Absolute Energy Capital, as well as for private equity companies and governments. She is now focusing on the green transition and its interaction with development and environmental rights, working with governments, financial institutions and the consultancy sector in Europe, Africa, Central Asia and south-east Asia.Marta speaks five languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and German. She is also a certified professional coach (CPC) and an experienced yoga and meditation teacher (E-RYT), with a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); a Diploma in Management (Birkbeck, University of London); Climate Change Science and Policy specialisation (Imperial College); Climate and Sustainability Leadership (Cambridge University). She has also recently completed her Senior Management Programme at the Judge Business School, Cambridge.