The Board

Rachel Owens

Rachel Owens is currently the Director of Climate Finance at the European Climate Foundation, a philanthropic organisation working to tackle the climate crisis. Based in Brussels, Rachel has over 15 years experience working at the national, EU and international levels on sustainable finance, corporate accountability, human rights, labour rights and corruption. In 2017, she set up the first EU office for Global Witness, a climate and human rights organisation, growing its influence across the EU. She’s led high impact campaigns on investor disclosure and due diligence, corporate accountability, transparency in the fossil fuel sector and anti-money laundering.

Before joining Global Witness, Rachel was Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the European Parliament’s Economic and Financial services committee, leading on all financial services and economic legislation.