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

09:00 – 09:45 Opening keynote: Sustainability, Monetary policy and Central bank mandates


09:45 – 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 – 12:15 Panel: Preventing a disorderly transition: scenario analysis, risk frameworks and stress testing


12:15 – 13:00 Fireside-chat: Nature-related risk and driving nature-positive finance

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch and networking

13:45 – 14:00 Setting the scene: the SEC and standardising climate risk disclosure in the US

14:00 – 15:00 Panel: Converging ESG standards: disclosure, ratings and double materiality

15:00 – 16:00 Impact investment, mobilising assets and portfolio management

16:00 – 16:40 Closing keynote: Radically changing the face of ESG finance: Impact, disclosure and greenwashing

16:30 – 16:35 Closing remarks

Day two agenda

08:00 – 09:15 Breakfast briefing: Digital technology and ESG: harnessing blockchain and green bond tokenisation

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 Panel: Driving sustainable capital markets: transition finance and emerging markets

11:45 – 12:15 Refreshment break

12:15 – 13:15 Green, social and sustainable (GSS) bonds: innovation, frameworks and capital market growth

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:15 ESG data and the green transition – hindrance or help?

15:15 – 15:45 Fire-side chat: 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

Theodora Antonakaki
Climate Change and Sustainability Centre
Bank of Greece

Nicolette Bartlett
Chief Impact Officer

Jean Boissinot
Head of Secretariat
Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)
Banque de France

Alice Carr
Executive Director
Public Policy

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

David Craig
Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD)

Michiel De Smet
Sustainable Investment Expert
National Bank of Belgium

Irene Espinosa
Deputy Governor
Banco de México

Desiree Fixler

Chuchi G. Fonacier
Deputy Governor
Financial Supervision Sector
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Satoshi Ikeda
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer
Japan Financial Services Agency

Marcus Mølbak Ingholt
Senior Lead Climate Economist
Danmarks Nationalbank

Sarah Kemmitt
UNEP Finance Initiative
Economy Division

Dominique Lam
Head of Innovative Financing Branch
Debt and Reserves Management Team
HM Treasury

György Matolcsy
Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Sheila M’Mbijjewe
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Kenya

Yvonne Mccarthy
Head of Climate Change Unit
Central Bank of Ireland

Marja Nykänen
Deputy Governor
Bank of Finland

Øystein Olsen
Former Governor
Central Bank of Norway

Franco Panfili
Deputy Director General
Directorate General for Markets and Payment Systems
Bank of Italy

Antonios Panagiotopoulos
Executive Director ESG & Climate Research

Marc Roover
De Nederlandsche Bank
Director for Financial Stability

Livio Stracca
Deputy Director General Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
European Central Bank

Sacha Sadan
Director of ESG
FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)

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

Lee White
Executive Director
IFRS Foundation

Xiaochen Zhang
Global Head – Innovation & GTM
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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Become a partner

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