Practice Lead, Sustainability
Elizabeth Beall

Elizabeth leads Global Counsel’s work on sustainability, natural resource policy, and agriculture. She has more than ten years of experience in sustainability policy and project development, primarily in the fields of natural resource management, agriculture, climate change, food security, forestry, and supply chains.

She has served as an advisor to the United Nations Committee on World Food Security and to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where she specialised in responsible investment, smallholder engagement, migration, and climate change. Prior to joining the UN system, Elizabeth held a range of roles working in private consulting, development finance, and environmental advocacy throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Elizabeth is also a former Fulbright Fellow.

At Global Counsel, Elizabeth leads teams advising clients navigating sustainability, climate change, and natural resource issues in both policy and private ventures. She has advised clients across a wide range of sectors including commodity companies in Asia, global insurance providers, and private equity investors active in the sectors exposed to environmental policy.

Latest Insights by Elizabeth Beall

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The shifting politics of climate change with Caroline Lucas MP


WORLD: Following a breakfast event on the shifting politics of climate change, Practice Lead for Climate and Sustainability, Elizabeth Beall, sat down with our guest Caroline Lucas MP to discuss what's causing a shift, thoughts on a Green New Deal, and what sectors are likely to see the greatest changes ahead.

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A defining green moment for sustainable finance

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Something that was easy to miss amidst the headlines of net-zero targets and climate emergency is the release of the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance’s taxonomy technical report. The name and the length – more than 400 pages – may be off-putting, but this document holds significant implications for the wider sustainability and climate change agendas,…

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EU infrastructure policy: Key considerations for investors

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A key challenge for the European Union’s 2019-2024 policy cycle will be to secure a larger share of the economic opportunities offered by new technologies, in a more explicit race with the United States and China. Hopes in the previous cycle that this could be secured by a new generation of start-ups and by establishing the EU as a global regulator are being replaced by a…

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