Catherine Bryan

About Catherine Bryan


Catherine uses her experience in markets and risk management, combined with her fascination of the natural world, to analyse gaps in environmental risk and impact reporting. She engages in initiatives across markets to address the structural obstacles that stand in the way of more responsible environmental stewardship. She is also involved in Operational development at Synchronicity Earth. Catherine worked at J.P. Morgan in both foreign exchange derivatives and equity derivatives. As Managing Director and Head of Equity Derivative Trading globally she was also a member of the J.P.Morgan Risk Committee and the European Equity Research Committee. She then took a career break and became involved in environmental conservation. She returned to the financial markets to undertake project work for Ferox Capital and then joined the team at Synchronicity Earth at the beginning of 2014. Catherine has a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University.

Making finance work for nature

Our global economic system relies on a wide range of financial services to operate. From bank loans to public offerings of shares and from insurance to trade finance. Most of these financial transactions will have an impact on the natural world: directly, for example, through a loan to a timber extraction company, or indirectly, [...]

By |2022-05-23T06:39:32+00:00October 27th, 2020|Biodiversity, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Finance, In-Depth, More than Carbon|Comments Off on Making finance work for nature

Joining forces to fund conservation where it’s most needed

Pooled funding - where several donors and foundations contribute funds to a central pot - can reduce the burden on small, local organisations who might otherwise have to use vital resources filling in multiple grant applications and writing reports for numerous different donors. In this post, Synchronicity Earth CEO Catherine Bryan explains how a [...]

By |2019-08-15T09:39:19+00:00April 24th, 2019|Biodiversity, Collaboration, Congo Basin, Funding|Comments Off on Joining forces to fund conservation where it’s most needed

What is Regeneration and how does it build biodiversity and support communities?

Around the world farming, mining, industrial production and many other activities are changing landscapes at an alarming rate. Often the result is a fragmented landscape, with ‘islands’ of forest or mangroves separated by cleared and degraded areas. One way we can look to restore landscapes is to regenerate their natural biodiversity, slowly rebuilding the [...]

By |2018-08-31T16:38:49+00:00April 11th, 2016|Biodiversity, Community, More than Carbon|0 Comments

Climate and Biodiversity: How can we take meaningful action?

With the world’s leaders meeting in Paris at the beginning of December to set targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the timing seemed right to host an evening, led by two expert speakers, to discuss the realities of climate change. Does the global process work? What is happening below government level? How are landscapes [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:17:51+