Dr. Rebecca Harding is a Senior Fellow of the British Foreign Policy Group, an independent trade economist, public speaker and sustainable trade and supply chain specialist and founder of strategic advisory business, Rebeccanomics.
In 2022 she was awarded the “Net Zero Entrepreneur of the Year” at the annual Scale Up Group’s Enterprise Awards event. She has built three data-based technology businesses in the data/fintech space within trade and trade finance, held senior positions as Head of Corporate Research at Deloitte, Senior Fellow at London Business School, Chief Economist roles at the Work Foundation, and at UK Finance. She acted as Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee and advised the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship. She has acted as a trade finance and supply chains expert witness, is a member of the World Trade Board, the ITFA’s ESG Committee and the ICC’s sustainable trade finance technology sub-committee.
Between 2004 and 2018 she was a Director and Trustee of the German-British Forum. She advises members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Security and sits on the Advisory Board of VYZRD.com. Her co-authored books, “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics” and “Gaming Trade: Win-Win Strategies for the Digital Era” have defined the trade-based nature of strategic competition in the digital era. She provided the business case for the adoption into UK law the framework to enable digital trade; her work on the “regulatory paradox” of current sustainability reporting requirements is catalysing the establishment of the ITFA’s cross-industry Audit Council to set sustainability reporting and audit standards.
She has authored 8 other books on the German economy, global innovation policy, and SME financing and Venture Capital. Her high media profile includes frequent appearances on BBC Television and Radio, Sky News, CNBC, and Times Radio, as well as citations in the broadsheet media.
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