Ben is a climate-related financial risk expert with over two decades of financial services experience working in both the public and private sector including at the Bank of England, the European Commission and Aviva.
Ben has run several sustainable finance fora including the Scenario Analysis Working Group of the Climate Financial Risk Forum, co-chaired by the Bank of England and UK Financial Conduct Authority. He has also led the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) track of the UN convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance and the Sustainability Working Group of the CRO Forum. Ben holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Warwick.
- Climate-related financial risk management
- Integration of climate and sustainability into financial policy and regulation
- The role of insurance in increasing climate resilience
- Climate Finance
Research - 2022
This paper develops a method to estimate the ‘probability distribution’ of future temperatures to be used in long-term climate change adaptation strategies, investing and insurance. Read more
Policy - 2023
Analyzing data and classifications from the European Banking Authority, the authors of this paper test whether existing frameworks might inadvertently be disincentivizing divestments from brown assets. Read more