Lisa Walker recently left BG Group (now part of Royal Dutch Shell) where she served as Vice President for Environment & Climate Change to become CEO of Ecosphere+.
Lisa worked in the oil and gas sector for >17 years and has been closely involved in all aspects of climate change strategy development & implementation, public policy formation, coalition building and low-carbon business development. She has been actively promoting and developing carbon markets since 1999 and was a driving force behind a number of coalitions such as the UK Emissions Trading Group, the CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnership, the Sustainable Gas Institute and the CEO-led Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI).
Before BG Group Lisa held various roles at BP including Director of the BP Carbon Ventures corporate VC fund focused on development of a diversified carbon finance portfolio. Lisa successfully secured capital for a number of innovative investments including forestry, REDD+, sustainable land management, carbon farming, low-carbon technologies and bio-energy, including a number of first-of-their-kind deals for the private sector such as investment in the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
In 2017, Lisa was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Read about this achievement here.
Lisa recently was featured on CNBC news discussing climate risk as a financial risk, see here.
Lisa is based in London and lives on a small farm in Surrey with her husband (also a climate change expert), four children and three step-children.