Sophie has a particular focus on climate change economics within the team. Before joining RI, she was News Editor at Environmental Finance where she specialised in green bonds and low-carbon indices – winning a State Street Institutional Press Award for her coverage of passive investment. Sophie began her career after being awarded a scholarship from the Guardian’s Scott Trust in 2012 to do an MA in print journalism. After qualifying, she worked for the Guardian, where she pursued stories around housing, government cuts and regeneration in London. Her work was shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils in 2015.