Lauren Carter is the Deputy Manager and Insurance Investment Specialist for UNDP’s newly launched Insurance and Risk Finance Facility (IRFF), which focuses on developing sovereign risk financing solutions in partnership with industry, scaling inclusive insurance, insuring natural capital such as coral reefs and mangroves, and transitioning more insurance industry assets towards SDG and climate-aligned investments. She previously lead UNDP’s engagement with Invest4Climate, a joint partnership with World Bank to crowd-in private investment for climate action in developing countries. Before joining UNDP, Lauren served as the Director of Climate Finance Initiatives for a boutique climate finance advisory in Morocco where she guided the government’s engagement with the Green Climate Fund and other sources of climate finance. Lauren is currently based in Geneva received her MBA from HEC Paris and a B.A. from the University of Texas – Austin.