Dr Nicola Ranger is a Senior Consultant for the World Bank and is Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment as well as the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme within the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
Nicola has almost two decades of experience working across government, industry and academia at the intersection of climate and risk analytics, economics, finance and policy. She has previously held positions at the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (now FCDO) on crisis and disaster risk finance, including working with the IMF on integrating climate risks into FSAPs and supporting technical assistance and lending operations with Ministries of Finance across South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa on strengthening financial resilience to disasters and other crises. Prior to this, she has held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Risk Management Solutions and as a senior advisor in HM Treasury and UK environmental ministries.
Nicola has written more than 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and contributed to major reports including the UK National Climate Change Risk Assessment, the IPCC Special Report on Managing Extreme Events and the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. Nicola has a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London.