Lisa recently left BG Group (now part of Royal Dutch Shell) where she served as Vice President for Environment & Climate Change to become CEO of a new venture, Ecosphere +.   Lisa worked in the oil and gas sector for >17 years and has been closely involved in all aspects of climate change strategy development & implementation, public policy formation, coalition building and low-carbon business development.  She has been actively promoting and developing carbon markets since 1999 and was a driving force behind a number of coalitions such as the CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnership and the CEO-led Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI).   Before BG Group Lisa held various roles at BP including Director of the BP Carbon Ventures corporate VC fund focused on development of a diversified carbon finance portfolio. Lisa successfully secured capital for a number of innovative investments including forestry, REDD+, sustainable land management, carbon farming, low-carbon technologies and bio-energy, including a number of first-of-their-kind deals for the private sector such as investment in the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).  Through Ecosphere + Lisa is now directing her experience, drive and passion towards new, urgent, partnerships and business models that value carbon and incentivise preservation of the CO2 stored in tropical forests and critical landscapes which are essential to delivery of the <2oC carbon budget.