8th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment


Claire Elsdon

Climate Disclosure Project (CDP)

Director, Capital Markets


Claire Elsdon leads CDP’s UK Capital Markets team as well as jointly leading the Capital Markets team on a global basis. She defines and leads engagement strategy with investors and capital markets actors including banks, insurers and private equity and debt houses on a global basis, enabling them to request, utilise and apply critical climate, water and forest impact data from the companies they finance. Claire started her career broking Pan-European Equities to UK based Institutional Investors for 8 years for HSBC, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan before moving to Tanzania to establish a pioneering new grassroots social enterprise initiative called Pikilily, tackling the escalating public health issue of avoidable crashes amongst Africa’s motorcycle-dependent communities.