About

Danae Kyriakopoulou is Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. She leads the Institute’s policy work on climate and economic development. This includes the joint analysis and engagement programme on international finance and climate action hosted by LSE and the Brookings Institution, and the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth. 

Background

From 2016 to 2021, Danae was the Chief Economist and Director of Research of the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum (OMFIF). As part of this, she set up the Sustainable Policy Institute and served as its Managing Director and Chair of its Advisory Council, of which she is now a member.

She has held roles in various sustainability industry initiatives including the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), the London Stock Exchange Group’s Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA) and the European Mortgage Federation’s Energy Efficiency Mortgages Initiative (EEMI). 

Previously, she was Managing Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research. She has also served as Senior Economic Adviser for Africa and Greater China for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and as an Economist at the Bank of Greece.

She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. She is fluent in German, Greek and Spanish.

Research interests

  • Sustainable and inclusive economic development 
  • Greening the financial system
  • The role of international financial institutions and multilateral development banks

Policy

Policy - 2022

This paper reviews the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and their application by central banks to date. It also considers potential enhancements for central banks’ climate disclosures and their possible implications for the wider financial system. Read more

Events

Events - 2022

News

News - 2022

China faces a golden opportunity to strengthen its climate leadership internationally in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable finance and innovation. Having already made important steps towards its climate goals domestically, the time is right for China to look globally, argues a new paper by leading policy advisors.  Read more

News - 2021

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