Director, Climate and Environmental Analysis
UK Center for Greening Finance and Investment
Nicola Ranger is Director, Climate and Environmental Analytics, at the UK Center for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) and Head of Sustainable Finance for Development at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment of Oxford. Nicola specializes in climate and environmental risk analysis, scenario analysis, financial and fiscal resilience and the role of public and private finance in sustainability and resilience. She has nearly two decades of experience in climate change, development, sustainable finance and crisis risk financing.
Nicola joined Oxford from the World Bank’s Global Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation practice, where she worked with financial institutions, ministries of finance, central banks and regional institutions to strengthen financial resilience to climate and other crises, strengthen financial sector development and put in place local, national and international systems to build the resilience of economies and communities.
At the World Bank and in his previous role at the UK Department for International Development (now FCDO), Nicola worked on systems and processes to build national and global resilience to shocks and crises, including integrating climate-related risks in Financial Sector Assessments (FSAP) with the IMF, helping to establish the Global Risk Financing Facility and Rapid Response Financing for IDA’s Crisis Response Window.
Previously, she held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, HM Treasury, Risk Management Solutions and Defra. Nicola has written over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and has contributed to major reports including the UK’s National Climate Change Risk Assessment, the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Nicola holds a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London.