Nathanial (Nate) Matthews is the Program Director of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) where he leads GRP’s resilience investments and oversees the technical work teams including: Markets and Innovative Finance, Technology and Infrastructure and Policy. Previously, Nate was Principal Scientist and Global Research Coordinator at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. He has 15 years’ experience across water, agriculture and the private sector. He contributes to numerous international forums including as a lead author in The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 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 (KCL) and has published two books and authored over 35 peer reviewed publications. He is also 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.