Olwen Smith

Regional Lead, UK & WW Commit to Action, CDP


Olwen Smith is the UK and Worldwide Regional Lead for CDP's Commit to Action Program. Her work focuses on engaging and supporting companies to commit to and develop science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. Olwen also drives bold corporate climate action and leadership commitments through the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign and RE100.

Olwen previously worked on CDP's Europe Corporate Engagement team, supporting listed companies along their environmental leadership journey. In this role, she led CDP's corporate engagement work in Ireland and Central & Eastern Europe. Earlier in her career, she held account management and sales roles at a tech company and worked at a Berlin-based social impact start-up. Olwen holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Pompeu Fabra University & Hertie School of Governance and a bachelors degree in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin.