Luana Betti is a Finance Specialist at WRI Brasil, where she works to enhance both the quantity and quality of international, domestic, public, and private financial flows that protect nature, improve equity and people's lives, and address climate mitigation and adaptation in Brazil. In this role, Luana conducts research and leads initiatives related to sustainable financing for key human systems, especially in cities, forests and land use.

Before joining WRI Brasil, Luana worked as a researcher at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment (GRI), contributing to the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI). She also worked as an independent consultant in sustainable finance for development banks and an economist analyst in consultancy firms. In these capacities, Luana conducted analyses and lectures and engaged in studies focused on sustainable finance and other development areas.

Luana holds a master's degree in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK and a master's degree in Applied Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. Luana is an economist from UFRGS, with part of her undergraduate degree at the University of Nova de Lisboa (UNL) in Portugal.