Swenja SurminskiHead of Adaptation Research at Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, part of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Swenja is Managing Director Climate and Sustainability at Marsh McLennan, a member of the UK's Committee on Climate Change - Adaptation Committee, and Chair of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative. She also holds a research post at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, part of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
A political scientist and ecological economist by training, her work embraces environmental, social and economic perspectives, with a focus on urban communities and the private sector. Swenja is a contributing author to the IPCC, and was lead author of the UK's Climate Change Risk Assessment 2 and 3. Her work focuses on capacity building, translation and knowledge transfer between science, policy and industry, building on her work in the insurance industry and as advisor to governments, private sector and civil society, including as Visiting Academic at the Bank of England. She appears regularly in print, TV and online media.