SPI symposium 2023

The inaugural Sustainable Policy Institute symposium in 2021 brought together central bank governors and speakers from 12 central banks, the Bank for International Settlements, World Bank, United Nations, European Investment Bank and others. Attended by 1,000+ experts from across the financial sector, the events panels, keynotes and roundtables tackled the challenges of directing investment towards greener financial markets. On 22-23 March 2023, the symposium will return to delve into the role of monetary policy, climate risk, regulation and disclosure, addressing practical challenges in driving sustainable financial markets to achieve net zero.

This hybrid event will be held in London, convening a global network of key policy-makers, regulators, public and private sector investors and ESG experts. The symposium will include open, public sessions attended by sustainable finance experts from across our network, and off-record high-level roundtables. The agenda will enable participants to make their voices heard on important issues at this critical time and move the industry beyond words into action.

Last year’s event is available to watch on demand. Register below to attend and receive regular updates on the 2023 event.


Day one agenda

08:00 – 09:00: Conference registration

08:55 – 09:00: OMFIF welcome address

09:00 – 09:40: Opening keynote: Mobilising capital for the green transition


09:40 – 10:45: Panel: The role of central banks in driving the net-zero transition: Portfolio management, corporate strategy and risk management

10:45 – 11:15: Refreshment break

11:15 – 11:45: Fireside conversation: Monetary policy, central bank mandates and sustainability

11:45 – 12:45: Panel: Preventing a disorderly transition: scenario analysis, risk frameworks and stress testing

12:45 – 13:45: Lunch 


13:45 – 14:45: Panel: Taxonomy regulation, a global standard for financial markets

14:45 – 15:15: Driving convergence with the International Sustainable Standards Board

15:15 – 15:45: Refreshment break and networking

15:45 – 16:45: Panel: Converging ESG standards: disclosure, ratings and double materiality

16:45 – 17:15: Closing keynote: Steering social- and nature-based finance

17:15 – 17:20: Closing remarks 

17:20 – 19:00: Drinks Reception

Day two agenda

08:00 – 09:15: Breakfast briefing: Accelerating green transition in the Middle East: COP, policies and Islamic finance

08:30 – 09:30: Conference registration 

09:30 – 09:35: Conference welcome address

09:35 – 10:35: Panel: Climate geopolitics, ESG objectives and international co-operation


10:35 – 11:45: Impact investment, mobilising funds and assets for sustainable finance

  • Product development and issuance: investment funds and exchange-traded funds
  • Building resilient sustainable portfolios and reallocating capital
  • Integrating blended finance and additionality
  • Asset ownership versus divestment
  • Driving shareholder engagement

11:45 – 12:15: Refreshment break

12:15 – 13:15: ESG data and the green transition – hindrance or help?

  • Collecting high-quality data
  • Assessing scope 3 emissions
  • Facilitating the transition with forward-looking data and projections
  • Demonstrating outcomes and reintroducing judgement into finance

13:15 – 14:15: Lunch 

14:15 – 15:15: Digital technology and ESG: harnessing blockchain and green bond tokenisation  

15:15 – 15:45: Keynote: How the financial sector can solve the climate crisis and ensure a just transition

15:45 – 15:50: Closing remarks


Elias Albagli
Monetary Policy Division and Chief Economist
Central Bank of Chile

Paolo Angelini
Deputy Governor
Banca d’Italia

Nicolette Bartlett
Chief Impact Officer

Christophe Christiaen
Data, Innovation and Impact Lead
Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Lesly Goh
Senior Technology Adviser
World Bank

Sylvie Goulard
Deputy Governor
Banque de France

Satoshi Ikeda
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer
Japan Financial Services Agency

Marcus Mølbak Ingholt
senior lead climate economist
Danmarks Nationalbank

Sherry Madera
Future of Sustainable Data Alliance

György Matolcsy
Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Fabio Natalucci 
Deputy Director
International Monetary Fund

Marc Roover
De Nederlandsche Bank
Director for Financial Stability

Sacha Sadan
Director of ESG
FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)

Massamba Thioye
Sustainable Development Mechanism Programme
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Xiaochen Zhang
Principal Manager – Federal Financial
Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector


Monetary policy and market neutrality
Climate risk and mitigation frameworks
Scaling up sustainable capital markets
ESG reserves, investment and asset management
Just transition, emerging markets and moving beyond the ‘E’ in ESG
Data metrics, ratings and disclosure

Event at a glance

  • Hybrid one-and-a-half day event, being physically held in London with option of virtual attendance for those who cannot be there in-person
  • 30+ speakers from OMFIF’s global central banking community
  • Attendees drawn from policy-makers, investors and sustainability and ESG experts
  • Public panels and private roundtables
  • Virtual exhibition stand area; open forums; bilateral meetings
  • Central banks reporting directly on monetary policy, investment, data metrics, disclosure and regulatory standards
  • Industry experts delivered the latest thought leadership

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OMFIF’s SPI symposium provides an excellent platform for sponsors to showcase expertise and display leadership in their field, speaking to a global audience of public and private sector representatives. Sponsors of the symposium can engage with attendees in bespoke virtual exhibition stands and interact directly with speakers in private roundtables held during the conference.

If you would like to discuss SPI symposium partnership opportunities please contact spi@omfif.org