Elizabeth Aceituno

Finance Private Sector Lead

Elizabeth Aceituno
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Elizabeth leads WWF’s engagement with US private sector financial institutions. Before joining WWF-US, Elizabeth spent six years WWF’s Global Finance Practice, helping influence the global financial system to improve integration of environmental risks, beyond climate, deliver investment for sustainable development and eventually drive sustainable practices through other sectors. During her tenure at WWF-International, she contributed to the creation of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and she was temporarily seconded to the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) as finance sector lead.

Prior to joining WWF, Elizabeth was the Director of Corporate Engagement for the Latin America Region at The Nature Conservancy, working with a variety of local and multinational corporations towards more sustainable business practices and investments in natural capital. She also supported TNC’s Impact Investment division, NatureVest, as a project manager working on debt conversions.

Before becoming a full-time environmentalist, Elizabeth had a diverse international career in finance, which included mergers & acquisitions, corporate relationship management, and risk analysis in Europe, the US and Latin America at institutions such as BNP Paribas and Barclays Capital. Elizabeth has a management degree from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) and a diploma in Environmental and Ecological Economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She is fluent in Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese. She is based in New York City.

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Finance Private Sector Lead


  • Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP)
  • Environmental and Ecological Economics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable Finance