Swenja SurminskiHead of Adaptation Research, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Swenja is Head of Adaptation Research at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, part of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), overseeing research projects investigating climate risk management and resilience strategies focusing on public policies, financial instruments and individual behaviour through a mix of inter-disciplinary approaches. She currently leads LSE’s contribution to the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) and is lead author for the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. She has published widely on these topics, works closely with industry and policy makers and was appointed Visiting Academic at the Bank of England in 2015 to work on the regulator’s first report on climate change . In addition to her academic career Swenja has spent more than 10 years in the international insurance industry working on disaster risk transfer solutions and climate risk management. She is Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Associate Principal at Vivid Economics.