Korinna Horta has carried out extensive research on the environmental and human rights impacts of international financial flows. Based on this research in Africa, Asia and Latin America, she advocates for strong safeguard policies and effective accountability.
From 1990-2009 she worked as a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington. From 2010 to 2015 she served as a member of the Compliance Review Panel at the Washington-based Inter-American Development Bank. Over the past six years she has also worked for Urgewald, a non-governmental-organization in Germany.
She holds Ph.D. from the University of London (SOAS), an M.A. from Johns-Hopkins-University (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. and a licenciatura from the Universidade Nova in Lisbon (Faculty of Social & Human Sciences).
She has been a Yale University Stimson Fellow and a guest lecturer on international development finance at universities in the U.S. and Europe, such as Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Columbia University Law School, and the London School of Economics.
She has published widely, including articles in The Harvard Human Rights Journal, The Yale Journal of International Affairs and The New Scientist. In addition, she has published opinion articles in papers such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung.