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Financial institutions moving away from ‘green’ classifications

NGFS report finds focus is shifting to forward-looking tools

Emma McGarthy and Katerina Atkins, 27 June 2022

SPI membership

Membership of the Sustainable Policy Institute includes the following benefits:

Members

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

Membership

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

Advisory council

Marcus Pratsch
Head of Sustainable Bonds and Finance, DZ BANK

Marcus has been working in the financial industry since 1996 and has more than 15 years of experience in Sustainable Finance. Since January 2019 he is heading the Sustainable Bonds & Finance team and is responsible for the sustainable capital market business of DZ BANK AG. Prior to this, he served for more than 10 years as DZ BANK‘s Head of Sustainable Investment Research.

 

 

Sherry Madera
Chief Industry & Government Affairs Officer, Refinitiv

Sherry Madera joined Refinitiv as the Chief Industry and Government Affairs Officer in March 2019 from City of London where she was Economic Ambassador to Asia and Special Advisor. After the merger of Refinitiv and London Stock Exchange Group, Sherry now leads a team across all the LSEG divisions including Capital Markets, Post Trade and Data & Analytics.

Sherry is a unique combination of ex-investment banker and ex-diplomat. Previously, as Minister-Counsellor at the British Embassy in Beijing, Sherry was responsible for promoting trade and investment between the UK and China.

 

 

Eoin Murray
Head of Investment and a member of the Executive Committee, Federated Hermes

Eoin is Head of Investment and a member of the Executive Committee. Eoin also leads the Investment Office, which is responsible to clients for the investment teams’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance and adherence to the processes which earned them their ‘kitemarks’. He is also the Executive sponsor for Diversity, Equality & Inclusion.

 

 

 

 

 

Danae Kyriakopoulou
Senior Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics

Danae Kyriakopoulou is the founder and former Managing Director of the Sustainable Policy Institute. She is now Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics where she leads the policy work on climate and economic development. From 2016 to 2021, she was the Chief Economist and Director of Research of the OMFIF. Previously she was Managing Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

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.

Team

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.

Please contact Mingiyan Shalkhakov for all membership enquiries:
Mingiyan.Shalkhakov@omfif.org

Please contact James Fitzgerald for all media enquiries:
James.Fitzgerald@omfif.org

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