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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Ana’s work focuses on the role of financial regulation and inclusive insurance in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2017-2019 she led a pioneering CISL study of households impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to assess the role of mutual microinsurance and its regulation in supporting social and economic recovery (CISL, 2019).


Ana’s previous work, Insurance Regulation for Sustainable Development (CISL 2015), provided the first mapping of sovereign and microinsurance systems in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, launched at the UN Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa as part of the policy recommendations for the UN 2030 Agenda. She also worked at Imperial College London leading the regulatory section of a public-private partnership on index insurance.

Her earlier work specialised on the impact that agricultural trade agreements have on global levels of hunger. She is the author of several articles and the books Human Rights and World Trade (Routledge) and International Society and the Middle East, co-authored (Palgrave McMillan).

Beyond academia, Ana has advised on trade development in the Middle East and worked for Bloomberg as an editor, producer and news anchor.

Dr Ana  Gonzalez Pelaez
Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership