Hugh works at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as a Policy Analyst, focusing on biodiversity-related financial risks and critical minerals.
Hugh graduated from the University of Exeter with a 1st in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, writing his dissertation on the risk-return profile of the UK green bond market. He started out at the Bank of England where he worked in the Prudential Policy Department, working on Large Exposures and climate-related financial risks. Following this, he attended the London School of Economics (LSE), to undertake an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change. Whilst at the LSE he worked for the Grantham Research Institute on central banks and climate-related risks.
- Sustainable Finance
- Central Banks
- Critical Minerals
Research - 2023
This paper empirically estimates the material demand requirements for so-called ‘transition-critical materials’ (TCMs) implied under two climate scenarios and finds potentially serious supply ‘bottlenecks’ for three materials – copper, lithium and nickel – which are exacerbated if the transition is delayed. Read more
Policy - 2024
This policy insight seeks to evaluate China’s role in supply chains for renewable energy technologies and how the country can accelerate the energy transition in other countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia. Read more
Policy - 2023
This paper explores how transition plans could offer a technical solution to the challenge of integrating transition risks into the prudential framework. Read more
In order to assess these imbalances, Miller et al (2023) estimate the demand for metals induced by the NGFS climate scenarios and outline the potential implications in terms of macro-financial vulnerabilities. Read more
Policy - 2022
This report establishes a firm basis for central bank supervisory action in mitigating the risks from the transition to net-zero and proposes a policy change to enable the Bank of England to better identify and reduce transition risk. Its analysis is relevant for other central banks around the world, too. Read more