A PARTNERSHIP TO END WATER POVERTY AND REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION

A convening with the United Nations Conference for Trade & Development and the United Nations Environment Programme

SPEAKERS

Sophie Trémolet

Water Security Director (Europe) at The Nature Conservancy

Sophie Trémolet is Europe Water Security Europe Director for The Nature Conservancy, where she leads the development and implementation of a program to accelerate investment in nature-based solutions for water security in Europe and globally. She is in charge of building strategic relationships with Europe-based public and private funders, utilities or regulators so as to support a gradual shift towards greater incorporation of nature into water security investments.
 
Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy in 2018, she worked for 20 years on issues of financing, institutional and regulatory reforms and private sector participation in the water sector. She started her career as a consultant working for NERA (an economic consultancy) and ERM (an environmental consultancy) before setting up and running a consultancy specialised on economic and financial aspects of the water sector. As a consultant, she advised a broad range of clients, including major development banks, bilateral donors, NGOs, leading universities and private foundations. She then joined the World Bank as a Senior Economist in the Water Global Practice, where she led the preparation and supervised projects in West Africa, contributed to establishing a new multi-donor Trust Fund and developed the Bank’s approaches and tools in the area of blended finance for water.
 
She has published extensively in the areas of water financing, included on results-based financing, blended finance and microfinance for sanitation, natural capital investments and the application of nature-based solutions to addressing water security challenges.

Adam Shaw

Journalist and Broadcaster

Speaker & Moderator

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Catherine Roe

Chief Executive Officer at Elior

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Dr Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, UNCTAD New York Office

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Chair of Water Unite

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Michael Fletcher

Commercial Director at The Co-op

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Chris Sellers

Chief Executive Officer at Water Unite

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Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair at Water Unite

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Dr Jeremy Gorelick

Strategic Advisor for Water Unite Impact at Wellers Impact

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Martijn Proos

Investment Director at Ninety One, and Secretary & Treasurer at Water Unite

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