Yelena Novikova is an independent expert, contributor and public speaker, whose work has been repeatedly recognized by the G20 Global Solutions Initiative, as a G20 Young Global Changer in 2017 and 2018, along with co-paneling a discussion with Emmy-nominated BBC2's Phillippe Cousteau Jr & Egyptian Minister of Water & Irrigation Dr. Mohammed el Aati. Yelena is a graduate of the Grenoble Graduate School of Business, London Metropolitan University and KIMEP. In 2017, she was featured as one of seven of London Met’s most inspirational graduates, alongside London mayor Sadiq Khan. In September 2018, her short article for Global Solutions Journal was published alongside contributions by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps. Her article on post-normal bonds was named "The Best Paper of the Year-2019" and later published by Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. One of the 124 ESG experts who co-created Public Value Principles, her work has also appeared in the Financial Times.