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SPI membership

Membership of the Sustainable Policy Institute includes the following benefits:


OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute acts as an independent and trusted conduit for discussing the policy, regulatory, and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes. The high-level discussions, debates and content, which convenes leading policy-makers, regulators and private financial sector actors, help shape the future of sustainable investment and the transition towards net zero. The SPI convenes regular off-the-record discussions, high-level symposiums and seminars with central banks, as well as producing thought leadership reports, journals and podcasts. Members have the opportunity to discuss, showcase and gather information on key trends in climate risk frameworks, policies and regulatory practice, developments in sustainable products, impact investment and financial materiality discussions, within an environment trusted to keep to market neutrality rules.


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 email partnerships@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.


Emma McGarthy
Head, Sustainable Policy at OMFIF

Emma is Head of the Sustainable Policy Institute. She is responsible for leading and managing the team to deliver the institute’s overall business objectives through a pipeline of reports, journal publications and events. Emma develops the strategy and editorial scope across these projects and supports senior engagement with central banks, regulators, financial services across the sustainable finance space.

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.



Katerina Atkins
Programme Coordinator

Katerina Atkins is Programme Coordinator at OMFIF. She is responsible for supporting coordination between

OMFIF, financial institutions and private sector entities for the Sustainable Policy Institute’s research papers, journals, events and podcasts, for programming, and contributing to commentaries. She also leads the Secretariat of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA).

Prior to joining OMFIF, she worked as a Policy Officer at the Trade and Economic Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation. Before this, she gained 4 years of experience in internationalisation of SMEs by establishing relationships with foreign business chambers, organising events and trade missions, providing research and analysis on trade and economic matters. She also worked in an international consulting company Oliver Wyman.

She holds two Master’s Degrees in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna and in Public Policy and Political Analysis from the Higher School of Economics. She volunteered at the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP). Her Bachelor’s is in Asian and African Studies.

Please contact partnerships@omfif.org for all membership enquiries.

For all media enquiries please contact James.Fitzgerald@omfif.org


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