Beate Sonerud
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Beate Sonerud

Beate works as policy analyst at the Climate Bonds Initiative, a London-based NGO working to mobilise the debt capital markets for climate change investments. She is responsible for undertaking public policy related research projects, as well as contributing to the blog. She has previously worked in Climate Change Research at HSBC, and at the low-carbon consultancy Xyntéo.

Beate completed an MSc with distinction in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, and holds a first-class BSc in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath. She is originally from Norway, but has lived in the UK since 2009. She is a fellow of the Schmidt-MacArthur fellowship on the circular economy, and writes a blog about sustainable business and finance.

International Correspondents

The concept of a circular economy – an economy of reuse, remanufacturing and recycling of products – has a strong stand in Scandinavia: Denmark recently got the top award in the city/country/region category of the new Circular Economy Awards, run by the World Economic Forum’s Forum of Young Global Leaders.

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