Calum Scott is the Global Impact Director for Opportunity International, leading Opportunity’s program to promote best practices in client-focused financial inclusion across Opportunity’s global network of microfinance and development partners. Through this program, Opportunity promotes a focus on collecting, analysing and using client data to improve products, services and social outcomes.
Calum is also the climate change strategy lead for Opportunity. He is leading a program of research to understand the implications of climate change for Opportunity’s partners and their clients. This research will develop a toolkit for Microfinance Institutions that will help them assess and manage climate risk, reduce their carbon footprint, and develop products that will help the poorest communities and households adapt to climate change risks.
Calum has worked for Opportunity International for 12 years and previously served as a Board member of the Social Performance Taskforce (SPTF). He has worked as an economist for the Scottish Government and the National Health Service in the UK. He holds a BAcc in Accounting and Political Economy.