Gaëlle Espinosa works in the SDSN Secretariat based in Paris as a Senior Analyst for the FABLE (Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-use, and Energy) Pathways Consortium. She leads the work on business metrics and business engagement on food and land-use systems.

Prior to joining SDSN in 2019, her work in sustainability with the private sector spanned several industries and countries. Gaëlle worked at consumer goods company BIC as a sustainable development manager for their iconic product – lighters. She has also worked in the energy field at General Electric Renewable Energy’s headquarters in Paris and in an Oil&Gas drilling company in Colombia as an environmental coordinator. She had previously collaborated with a New-York based start-up to put a dollar-value on environmental externalities in infrastructure projects, in order to promote impact investing. Her career began in the not-for-profit sector with WWF in Colombia, where she dedicated herself to conservation projects for the Amazon Biome and the protection of humpback whales.

Gaëlle holds a Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University in the City of New York and a BA in Economics from Université Paris Dauphine. Having grown up in Bogota (Colombia) in a French-Colombian family, Gaëlle is fluent in French, Spanish and English. Additionally, she studied Mandarin Chinese for three years and lived in China for a year.