Linda Lowson

Linda M. Lowson
CEO, Global ESG Financial Regulatory Institute

Linda Lowson brings both a Big Law and Big Four background to the study of sovereign wealth
funds. She has over 30 years of experience in International Corporate and Securities Laws,
Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Cross-Border Transactions, and Institutional Investment, including Private Equity and Sovereign Wealth Funds. She founded the Global ESG Financial Regulatory Institute™ in 2008 as the first independent consultancy specializing in Global ESG Financial Regulation and Reporting. In this role she acts as a senior legal and strategic advisor to public company boards and C-suites, financial institutions, institutional investors, and financial supervisors, policymakers, and regulators.

Over the last 12 years, Ms. Lowson also designed and developed a comprehensive proprietary Knowledge Base and Taxonomy which organizes a vast scope and depth of vetted ESG-related research and analytical resources.

Previously, Ms. Lowson practiced international law with Shearman & Sterling and with Proskauer Rose in New York, and then joined Arthur Andersen in New York as Partner and Head of its U.S. Financial Services Consulting Practice and Member of its Financial Services Executive
Leadership Team and its Global Financial Services Thought Leadership Team.

She holds leadership positions on several American Bar Association Committees, and she provides ESG-related education to these Committees. She founded and chaired the first ABA Working Group on Climate Change and Sustainability Financial Reporting. She currently serves as a Member of the Carbon Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) Technical Working Group and as a Member of the EU Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) Working Group. Ms. Lowson holds a Juris Doctor degree with International Law Specialization from Cornell Law School, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Taxation from New York University Law School. She can be reached at or

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