‘The earlier we act, the better we will fare. In investors’ terms: by acting now, we will reduce downside risks in the future.’

Sabine Mauderer, Executive Board Member, Deutsche Bundesbank, and Chair of the ‘Scaling up Green Finance’ workstream, NGFS

‘We look forward to continuing to engage with OMFIF to address the important issue of sustainable finance data.’

Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund

The Sustainable Policy Institute is a high-level community designed to meet the policy, regulatory and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance factors. Membership offers insight through Analysis and Meetings, drawn from the expertise of OMFIF’s in-house specialists and global network of public and private sector members. The Institute publishes regular data, updates members on new developments and innovations and convenes discussions in a variety of formats to help shape the sustainability agenda.


Meetings are geared primarily to SPI members and are subject to the OMFIF Rules. Roundtables are interactive, off-the-record discussions with several principal speakers and 20 participants. Seminars are longer off-the-record meetings including participation from central banks and other official institutions. Lectures, launches and panel discussions are on-the-record with keynote presentations.


The key focus of SPI is on three themes: sustainability risks in supervision and regulation, scaling up sustainable capital markets and practical considerations of ESG such as data, governance and investment strategies.


The Sustainable Policy Institute releases regular podcasts that can be followed on iTunes and Spotify and listened to below.


Membership of the Sustainable Policy Institute includes the following benefits:


SPI members include central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, insurance companies, commercial banks, asset managers, consultancies and data providers.


Membership deliverables vary and can align with members’ objectives and priorities. These mainly include:

  • attendance of SPI meetings, including exclusive roundtable discussions, seminars, lectures, launches and panel discussions
  • attendance and active participation at the annual SPI symposium
  • attendance of private SPI briefing sessions to hear and discuss the latest ESG focused intelligence behind the headlines
  • receipt of SPI analysis, including daily Commentaries, bi-monthly SPI Journals and thematic research papers
  • opportunity to contribute to SPI research material and collaborate on joint research papers
  • opportunity to speak at SPI meetings or co-host a joint meeting

For membership enquiries, please contact Mingiyan.Shalkhakov@omfif.org


Danae Kyriakopoulou
Chief Economist and Director of Research at OMFIF
As OMFIF’s Chief Economist, Danae Kyriakopoulou provides intellectual leadership and direction to the organisation’s economic research agenda. Her role involves undertaking and presenting her own research, representing OMFIF and its members at external policy and academic conferences and seminars, publishing in in-house and external publications and the media, and maintaining strong links between OMFIF and its Advisers Network. Her team ensures that OMFIF’s economic research agenda continues to put the organisation at the forefront of understanding the economic and strategic issues facing Global Public Investors.

Prior to joining OMFIF she was Managing Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research where she led the organisation’s global research. She has also served as Economic Adviser to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for the regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Greater China and has worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Greece.

She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Brasenose College, Oxford, and an MSc in Economics for Development from the Oxford Department for International Development. She is fluent in German, Greek and Spanish.

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Emma McGarthy
Programmes Manager, Sustainable Policy at OMFIF

Emma is Programmes Manager, Sustainable Policy. She is responsible for researching trends, developing relationships and programming meetings for the Sustainable Policy Institute.

Prior to joining OMFIF, Emma worked for several years as a conference producer, developing and running international conferences in the tech, legal and finance sectors, leading on content, research and building key industry relationships. Before this, she was a team leader for a local community development project based in Kenya.

Emma has a MSc in International Development from the University of Amsterdam, and a BSc in History and American Studies from Sussex University.


Levine Thio
Research and programmes, Asia Pacific at OMFIF

Levine Thio is Research and Programmes, Asia Pacific at OMFIF, working on sustainability, environmental, social and governance issues in the finance landscape. She is also helping with reports relating to fintech. Prior to joining OMFIF, she interned at the Institute of Policy Studies, Social Lab, part of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the National University of Singapore.


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