Practice Lead, Climate & Sustainability
Elizabeth Beall

Elizabeth leads Global Counsel’s work on climate and sustainability. She has more than a decade of experience advising corporates, investors, governments and NGOs on areas including climate finance, ESG screening and reporting, green building, sustainable transport, waste and resource management, and agriculture, forestry and food 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. 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 focused on climate change and sustainability.

At Global Counsel, Elizabeth leads teams advising corporates, investors, foundations, and small businesses on navigating climate and sustainability policy, assisting clients with understanding both the risks and opportunities. 

Latest Insights by Elizabeth Beall

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Seven lockdowns

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Along with many of our clients, family and friends, GC staff have found themselves under varying levels of quarantine this week, in some cases far from home. Here some of the team consider the covid-19 politics and policies playing out around them.

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Good COP bad COP – 3 things to watch for at COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid


The world’s climate brethren are set to gather next week – not in Chile but in Madrid – for the 25th annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP for short). Each year the aim is to move further on the agenda of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for adapting to the impacts of climate change. This year, the…

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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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