Net Zero Standards Manager
Alexis McGivern is the Net Zero Standards Manager at Oxford Net Zero. She brings a policy background forged during her time at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Gallifrey Foundation, working on issues of plastic pollution. She created Plastic Free Campus, a programme to support schools to go plastic-free, and established partnerships with UN agencies to develop two educational comic books on plastic pollution, which have since been translated into eight languages.
Alexis was previously Education Director of the School of Climate Change, an eight-week course that covers the basics of climate science from the policy and legal challenges of climate change all the way through to the range of potential solutions. This course had over 2,000 participants from around the world during her tenure. She also co-founded 26,000 Climate Conversations, an initiative to encourage meaningful conversations about climate outside of the climate echo chamber and encourage grassroots change from a wider range of stakeholders.
She holds an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews. She also holds an MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management and an MBA from the University of Oxford, where she undertook a dual degree as a Pershing Square scholar. Alexis has a background of community organising for refugee rights and asylum seeker integration in Switzerland, where she grew up, and also worked to support low-income households in Oxford during the COVID-19 pandemic through mutual aid work.