FS-UNEP Centre International Advisory Services Project Manager
Ms. Susie Shuford delivers a strong interdisciplinary background in environmental economics, science and policy, most specifically in the sector of climate adaptation. Prior to her arrival to Germany, Ms. Shuford served as consultant to the Climate Change Adaptation Unit at the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk and Reduction, primarily focusing on risk and vulnerability in the sectors of water, agriculture and ecosystems in Latin America and Small Island Developing States.
In addition to her public sector experience, Ms. Shuford also acquired private banking expertise during her term at DB Climate Change Advisors, which serves as the investment research platform of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management Division. While there, she oversaw research and analysis in tandem with the UNDP, focusing primarily on effective methods to scale up climate change investments in developing countries.
Ms. Shuford holds a Master in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University's Earth Institute at the School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College in Environmental Economics, Science and Policy with an emphasis on sustainable development.
Ms. Shuford joined the International Advisory Services team in October of 2011, and is responsible for research within the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre's National Climate Finance Institution Programme. In her role as Project Manager, Ms. Shuford is developing and overseeing climate adaptation projects for the Frankfurt School – UNEP Centre and International Advisory Services.