Eoin Sinnott is Director of the Valuing Nature Initiative at the World Wildlife Foundation-US. He bridges complex science, business and political interests to bring the value of natural capital assets up front in public policy narratives and private investments. He believes transformational change is possible; it’s a matter of solving real problems for society, nurturing multiple champions to create the space for change and making sure the capacity of actors matches the challenge. He enjoys working with a diverse team of talented change-makers across the global WWF Network engaging governments, communities and businesses to optimize ecological infrastructure performance together with built infrastructure, industries and cities for lasting, shared prosperity.
Before taking on his current role, Eoin ran a consulting business engaging with the African Development Bank in Mozambique, WWF’s Regional Office for Africa, WWF Mozambique, WWF-Myanmar, WWF-US and governments creating and financing green economy and natural capital national policy initiatives. Eoin has also worked as team leader for different UN agencies and the Government of Mozambique on projects including micronutrient fortification, urban sustainable energy and tourism. From 2003 to 2005 Mr. Sinnott managed food security programmes reaching over a million people for the UN in Zimbabwe.
Eoin graduated with a BA in Business Economics and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin in 2002, MSc in Environmental Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2010, and gained a certificate in Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation from the Centre for International Development, Harvard University in 2016. He grew up in rural Ireland, speaks three languages, is an avid wave rider and has lived in France, Italy, USA, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.