Nathanial Matthews

Nathanial (Nate) Matthews is Program Director of the Global Resilience Partnership where he leads GRP’s resilience investments with oversight across the technical work teams including: Markets and Innovative Finance, Technology and Infrastructure and Policy.

Previous to this, he was Principal Scientist and Global Research Coordinator at the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. He has 16 years’ experience spanning over 30 countries.

He has contributed to numerous international forums including as a lead author in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an IPCC Expert Reviewer, an advisory board member of the Economist Sustainability Summit, a member of the Expert working group on Adaptation and Resilience at Climate Bonds Initiative and as a working group member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report.

Nate holds a PhD in Geography from King’s College London and has published two books and authored over 45 scientific publications and reports on a diverse range of topics including resilience, climate change, water, agriculture, forestry and ecosystems.

He is a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Geography at KCL, a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia Water Security Centre and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.