Maria Camila Cristancho Duarte is a Colombian lawyer with studies in financial management and sustainability.

Maria Camila is passionate about climate finance and the joint efforts that can be made by the public and private sectors to finance the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Over the past four years Maria Camila has worked in Transforma, a local NGO that implements the Colombian Climate Asset Disclosure Initiative (CCADI) to support over 40 financial institutions in understanding the impacts of climate change risks and opportunities, advising them on implementing transition plans to incentivise green investments and proper risk management practices.

The interactions with the financial sector have allowed Maria Camila to create a broader picture of their needs and behaviours and encouraged her to think about the necessary policy and regulatory frameworks required to turn these initial efforts into actual national policies that help mobilise more financial resources to accomplish the ambitious NDC.

After her time at the Blavatnik School of Government, Maria Camila plans to pursue an MBA at the Saïd Business School.

Maria Camila is a Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Scholar.