Emily Farnworth

Director at Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall

Director, Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge

Emily Farnworth has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, government and non-profit organisations to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. Emily has worked across multi-stakeholder groups and within specific industry sectors to collaborate on solutions to tackle climate change. She has led research, campaigns and communications strategies aimed at creating systemic change in the way businesses mange climate risk and decarbonize operations.

Emily was the Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum where she was involved in setting up the Climate Governance Initiative, the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders and the Mission Possible Platform. She is now a Platform Fellow of the World Economic Forum and continues to support the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance that helps corporate buyers navigate the options for nature-based carbon credits. She also sits on the Advisory Group of RE100 – an initiative that drives demand for renewable power. Emily holds a Masters in Environmental and Management Sciences.

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    Sustainable finance, risk and transition to clean technology

    CSaP in collaboration with Professor Charles Kennel, Director Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, delivered the 2022 series of climate change seminars hosted by Christ’s College, Cambridge. The first focused on sustainable finance, risk, and the transition to clean technology. It was chaired by Emily Farnworth, Co-Director, Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Engagement, with two panellists: Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO, Liebreich Associates, and Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero at University of Cambridge.