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Karen Ellis, Chief Economist, WWF-UK

Karen Ellis.JPGKaren Ellis is Chief Economist at WWF UK, and leads a cross-organisational programme of work focusing on how to transform the economic and financial system for sustainability.  She is an economist with 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.  Karen previously worked as an economist at HM Treasury, and at the Department for International Development, with a focus on international economics, private sector development, growth, investment, financial regulation and macroeconomic policy issues. Karen also worked at the Overseas Development Institute, where she led the Private Sector and Markets Programme, focusing on the role of business in achieving sustainable development.  Karen started her career as a consultant for London Economics, advising on financial regulatory issues for private sector clients.