Jimena Alvarez

Centre Manager, UK CGFI

Jimena is the Centre Manager at the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI). She is also a part- time PhD candidate at Lancaster University investigating the potential global economic impacts from Arctic change.

She has 17 years of experience on climate change, sustainable development and strategic financial planning spanning across academia, business, and NGO in Latin & North America and Europe. For the past decade she has been working on different research and consultancy initiatives with a focus on economics, climate change and sustainable development. This includes a project quantifying the climate risk from fossil fuel companies and another one assessing the carbon mitigation potential of emerging and future technologies for large scale infrastructure projects in the transport, energy, water and waste-water sectors in the UK in 2050. During her Fellowships at Project Drawdown, she analysed the feasibility of incorporating the monetary valuation of ecosystem services and conducted policy and economic feasibility analyses for a range of nature-based solutions up to 2050 in both the Land Use and Oceans sectors.

She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering (BEng and MEng equivalent) from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires and an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge.


Jankowska, E., Pelc, R., Alvarez, J., Mehra, M. and Frischmann, C.J., 2022. Climate benefits from establishing marine protected areas targeted at blue carbon solutionsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences119(23), p.e2121705119.

 Frischmann, C.J., Mehra, M., Alvarez, J., Jankowska, E., Jones, H., Namasivayam, A. and Yussuff, A., 2022. The Global South is the climate movement’s unsung leaderNature Climate Change12(5), pp.410-412.

 Alvarez, J., Yumashev, D. and Whiteman, G., 2020. A framework for assessing the economic impacts of Arctic changeAmbio49(2), pp.407-418.

Working Papers

Hope, C., Gilding, P. and Alvarez, J., 2015. Quantifying the implicit climate subsidy received by leading fossil fuel companies. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Judge Business School.