Gabriela Moya is a Senior Policy Advisor working in E3G's International Climate Finance programme. Her work is focused on driving the design of national and international finance strategies required for the transition to low carbon and resilient economies that generate transformational change.
Gabriela has extensive experience gained in the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and banking sector. Prior to joining E3G she was responsible for managing the activities for the Latin American and North American regions consisting of 68 financial institution and for UNEP FI's activities for the Rio+20 sustainable development conference in June 2012.
Gabriela led the Latin American region in UNEP FI where she designed and delivered regional and country strategies for accelerating the sustainable finance agenda including climate change and biodiversity. Gabriela represented UNEP FI at conferences and chaired working groups of senior figures in the banking sector, national ministries and regulators, NGOs, international and multilateral organizations. She secured national programmes, advised central banks on regulatory frameworks, brought the highest number of members to the initiative globally and delivered and designed capacity building activities on Environment and Social Risk Analysis.
Gabriela has an MSc in Climate Change and Policy (University of Sussex) with a dissertation focused on the lessons that can be drawn from the climate finance programs of Multilateral Development Banks and the implications for designing the Green Climate Fund to leverage private capital. She has a BA on International Relations (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, ITAM) with a dissertation on climate change and carbon trading. Prior to completing her MSc, Gabriela worked in the banking sector for HSBC. During that time, she led the development of the Sustainable Finance Unit, which was responsible for identifying and creating innovative financing structures for low carbon projects. As a Project Leader, she also successfully led teams of country managers across Latin American in the delivery of several strategic projects for the region. Gabriela is Mexican and is passionate about contributing to a low carbon future.