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 – 09:45 Opening fireside-chat: 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 – 13:10 Fireside-chat: Nature-related risk and driving nature-positive finance

13:10 – 14:15 Lunch and networking

14:15 – 15:15 Panel: Converging sustainability regulation: Developments in reporting, building transparency and managing climate risk

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

16:15 – 16:55 Advocating change: A whistle-blowers story on greenwashing, defining impact and moving sustainable finance forward

16:55 – 17:00 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 – 15:55 In conversation: Advocating change: A whistle-blower’s story on greenwashing, defining impact and moving sustainable finance forward

15:55 – 16:00 Closing remarks


Elías 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

Judson Berkey
Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Jean Boissinot
Head of Secretariat
Network for Greening the Financial System

Eric Bouyé
Product, Knowledge and Research
World Bank Treasury

Alice Carr
Executive Director
Public Policy
Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

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

Ignacio de Calonje
Chief Investment Officer
Global Infrastructure
International Finance Corporation

Michiel De Smet
Sustainable Investment Expert
National Bank of Belgium

Karen Ellis
Chief Economist

Irene Espinosa
Deputy Governor
Banco de México

Desiree Fixler

Chuchi Fonacier
Deputy Governor
Financial Supervision Sector
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Carlo Funk
Head ESG Strategist – EMEA
State Street Global Advisors

Yuan Gao
Vice President
Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities
China International Capital Corporation

Marcel Haag
Directorate-General for Financial Stability
Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Maya Hennerkes
Green Financial Systems
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Satoshi Ikeda
Chief Sustainable Finance Officer
Japan Financial Services Agency

Marcus Mølbak Ingholt
Senior Lead Climate Economist
Danmarks Nationalbank

David-Jan Jensen
Financial Stability
De Nederlandsche Bank

Sarah Kemmitt
Lead Secretariat
Net-Zero Banking Alliance

Teresa Lai Man Lin
Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub
Hong Kong Centre

Yvonne Mccarthy
Head of Climate Change Unit
Central Bank of Ireland

Sheila M’Mbijjewe
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Kenya

Marja Nykänen
Deputy Governor
Bank of Finland

Rami Aboul Naga
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Egypt

Øystein Olsen
Former Governor
Norges Bank

Antonios Panagiotopoulos
Executive Director
ESG and Climate Research

Franco Panfili
Deputy Director General
Directorate General for Markets and Payment Systems
Banca d’Italia

Jean-Marie Paugam
Deputy Director General
World Trade Organization

Marina Petroleka
Global Head of Research
Sustainable Fitch

Marcus Pratsch
Sustainable Bonds and Finance

Jessica Pulay
Co-head of Policy and Markets
UK Debt Management Office 

Clara Raposo
Vice Governor
Banco de Portugal

Steven Rothstein
Managing Director

Simone Robbers
Assistant Governor and General Manager
Strategy, Governance and Sustainability
Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Sacha Sadan
Director of ESG
Financial Conduct Authority

Manfred Schepers
Chief Executive Officer
ILX Management

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

Lee White
Executive Director
IFRS Foundation

Barnabás Virág
Deputy Governor
Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Xiaochen Zhang
Global Head
Innovation and GTM
Amazon Web Services


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 delivering 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 partnerships@omfif.org.

Edoardo Barbi
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