Islands are facing extraordinary challenges from climate change and significant investment is needed to move the needle to a more climate-resilient economy. This panel session examines the rise of sustainable financing, notably green and blue bonds, and the importance of impact investing, and the urgent need to factor these type of products into financial planning.
Angelique has always had a passion for advancing the sustainable use and conservation of our oceans. She was born and grew up in a fishing district, Bel Ombre, in Seychelles where she gained a firsthand perspective on the critical importance to preserve marine resources.
Angelique is a lawyer (Seychelles and UK) and she holds an LLM in Environmental law specializing in the law of the sea and natural resources law. Also, Angelique is a trained climate change negotiator under the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme at the United Nations.
Angelique has worked in different countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Indian Ocean on a wide-range of projects relating sustainable fisheries, sustainable management of marine biodiversity within and beyond national jurisdiction, and climate change, in particular, climate adaptation and climate finance. Further, she served as a legal expert of the African Group of Sixth Committee in works of oceans and law of the sea at the United Nations.
Moreover, Angelique has experience working with civil society as a co-founder for a not-for-profit organization in Seychelles and a Board member of a Commonwealth-wide youth-led organization.
Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust
Senior associate in the structured capital markets department of the London office of Baker & McKenzie
Founding Director, Impact Investment Lead The LEAP Co.
Caribbean Development Bank