Helen Mountford

President and Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Foundation

Helen Mountford is the President and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation, which helps amplify the impact of philanthropy in solving the climate crisis. Prior to joining ClimateWorks in January 2022, Helen was Vice President for Climate and Economics at the World Resources Institute (WRI), where she worked for 7 years leading a team that helped decision-makers identify and advance the deep structural shifts needed to address climate change, and in a way that benefits people. She also led the New Climate Economy project. Helen previously worked as Deputy Director of Environment for the OECD advising governments on green growth, climate change economics, carbon pricing, water pricing, biodiversity incentives, and developing environmental outlooks and modelling. In her early career, she managed a recycling company in the UK and worked for an environmental NGO in Australia. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Economics from University College London and in Masters in Environmental Management from University of Melbourne.

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