what we do

We are a research network focused on sustainable monetary and fiscal policies. 

Our goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on social and environmental issues in central banking and macroeconomics. We also organise conferences on these topics.

advisory board

Pablo Bortz, Researcher at CONICET (Argentina), Co-director of the Masters on Economic Development and of the Center of Economic Studies on Development, IDAES-UNSAM.
Ivan Faiella, Senior Economist at the Bank of Italy, Coordinator of the Task Force for the G20 Sustainable Finance and member of the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group
Irene Monasterolo, Professor of Climate Finance at EDHEC Business School and EDHEC-Risk Institute and visiting scholar at WU Wien and Boston University.
Maria Nikolaidi, Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Economics and International Business, University of Greenwich
Rick van der Ploeg, Professor of Economics and Research Director of the Oxford Centre for Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford
Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Professor of Economics, SOAS, University of London

Yao Wang, Professor and Director General, Int. Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE); Deputy Secretary General, China Green Finance Committee
Yannis Dafermos, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Research Director of the SOAS Department of Economics, SOAS University of London.

steering committee

Alain Naef is a research economist at the Banque de France focusing on climate finance. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge followed by a postdoc at UC Berkeley. His main research interest is to understand who owns our world’s most polluting companies. You can find more about his research here.
Nicole Toftum is a PhD student at the National University of Quilmes. She holds a scholarship of National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) and runs her investigation on Green Structural Change at the National University of San Martin (UNSAM). She is coordinator at the Financial Stability Working Group of Young Scholars Initiative (INET).
Adrian von Jagow is a PhD student at the Institute for Ecological Economics at Vienna University for Economics and Business (WU). His current research interest is in green finance and environmental financial risks.
Chiara Colesanti Senni is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich, a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE and an Affiliated Researcher at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. Prior to that she obtained her PhD in Resource Economics from ETH Zurich. Her focus is on how to introduce climate considerations into central bank operations. You can find more about her research here.
Thessa Vasudhevan is a Policy Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute where she focuses on environmental risks and central banking. She has previously worked at the Central Bank of Malaysia on the risks and implications of biodiversity loss and environmental degradation in Malaysia.
Elena Almeida is a Senior Policy Fellow at the LSE Grantham Research Institute, specialising in nature-related financial risks and central banking. She led the NGFS-INSPIRE Study Group on biodiversity loss and financial stability. Prior to joining LSE, Elena spent almost 10 years in various policy-related roles, including working on monetary policy at the Central Bank of Malaysia, supporting sustainable finance development in Southeast Asia at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and leading the Bank of England’s work on nature.
Simon Dikau is a researcher at the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, working on central banking and financial supervision in the context of environmental degradation, risk and the economic transition to a sustainable economy. He is also the Research Director of the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE). You can find more about his research here.
Julia Anna Bingler is a fellow with CEP where she focuses on climate and environmental risks in financial regulation and monetary policy and holds a postdoctoral position at University of Oxford as a Research Associate in Financial Risk Data Analytics. Prior to joining CEP, Julia worked as a Doctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich, where she focused on climate transition risk metrics and decision-useful climate risk disclosures.