Dr Susanne Schmitt Nature and Spatial Finance Lead WWF-UK

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Susanne is a conservation professional with 25 years of experience at the intersection of the fields of biodiversity, sustainable finance, geo-spatial intelligence, the extractives industries and sustainable natural resource management. 

She is one of the founders of the WWF-SIGHT tool and approach. Following her innovative work on biodiversity and extractives, sustainable finance and conservation intelligence, Susanne is now focusing on the exciting area of Nature and Spatial Finance for WWF. Working closely with other members of WWF-UK’s Sustainable Finance team and the Conservation Intelligence team, she advocates for greater use of geo-spatial and asset-level data and tools to support more sustainable financial decision making that contributes to protecting and restoring nature. 

She holds a DPhil in Biogeography from the University of Oxford and a BA (Hons) in Geography and Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.