Gaia Larsen is a Senior Associate in the WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center, where she leads its work on financial institutions and climate finance readiness. She is an attorney whose work focuses primarily on shifting investments toward protecting people and the environment. At WRI, her work has focused on several issue areas including environmental democracy, climate finance, and the extractive industries. Prior to joining WRI, Gaia was a fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University. Gaia holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She is originally from Sweden.