OMFIF, the global central banking think tank, announces the launch of the Sustainable Policy Institute

The OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute was launched in 2020, as a separate channel alongside regular OMFIF activities, to create a high-level community to meet the policy, regulatory, and investment challenges posed by environmental, social and governance themes.

In creating this Institute, OMFIF is deploying the ideal format to inform and support the transfer of information and ideas. The SPI will publish regular analysis, update members on new developments and convene exclusive discussions in a variety of formats to help shape the sustainability agenda.

OMFIF’s distinct status as an independent think tank for regulators and public investors has given central banking representatives a private forum to share their ideas on the trending themes in sustainable finance, policy and regulation in an intimate off-the-record environment.

“The earlier we act, the better we will fare. In investors’ terms: by acting now, we will reduce downside risks in the future. This OMFIF-BNY Mellon report is a testament to global public investors doing just that.”

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

Analysis

Membership of the Sustainable Policy Institute 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 will publish regular data, update members on new developments and innovations and convene exclusive discussions in a variety of formats to help shape the sustainable agenda.

Sustainable Policy Institute Journal

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Meetings

Meetings are open to Sustainable Policy Institute members and are subject to the OMFIF Rules.

Forthcoming meetings:

Podcasts

The Sustainable Policy Institute releases regular podcasts, focusing on payments systems and digital currencies. The podcasts can be followed on iTunes and Spotify and listened to below.

Membership

Membership of the Sustainable Policy Institute includes the following benefits:

Roundtables, webinars and report launches

  • Members will be able to attend 10 sustainability themed OMFIF meetings. These may be in physical or virtual form.
  • OMFIF roundtables, webinars and panel discussions are private off-the-record gatherings. Typically attended by fewer than 30 market participants from the public and private sector, the principal speakers may be from a central bank or a regulatory agency and the discussion is free flowing.
  • OMFIF Sustainable Policy Institute roundtables and webinars are open only to OMFIF members. They will take place virtually for the time being. Post-Covid, they will take place in London or other financial centres around the world.

Co-hosted virtual panel: a platform to promote themes of importance to members

  • Members will be able to co-cost an SPI virtual panel with OMFIF. BNP will provide a panel speaker and agree the topics and participants with OMFIF.
  • Larger than virtual roundtables, virtual panels typically attract 30-50 market participants and act as a valuable platform for showcasing ESG activity.
  • Open to OMFIF members, these virtual panels can be recorded. We can produce an article on the meeting’s highlights for post-panel marketing.
  • Each member is entitled to one co-hosted panel. The post-panel marketing activity is not included in the membership fee.

Bi-monthly SPI Journal and a private briefing session on the latest ESG developments

  • The bi-monthly OMFIF SPI Journal will cover the most ertinent developments in ESG policy and investment from around the world.
  • The SPI private briefing sessions will be available for all members to hear the latest information behind the headlines. Members would have access to six briefing calls per year.

Marketing and publicity: Podcasts, articles, and OMFIF Gender Balance research

  • As a member of the SPI, you will be able to participate in one OMFIF podcast with a public sector participant.
  • SPI membership can be made public through a press release and introductory video.
  • Institute members would be featured in OMFIF research, for example the annual Gender Balance

Index.

OMFIF SPI virtual symposium, April 2021

The SPI’s inaugural virtual symposium will take place online over three days in April 2021. OMFIF will bring the world’s leading central banks, regulators, policymakers and market participants to discuss trends and priorities in sustainability policy.

Team

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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Please contact Chris Ostrowski for all membership enquiries:
chris.ostrowski@omfif.org

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