Joe is a policy fellow with a particular focus on net zero central banking, just transition and adaptation finance in emerging markets.

Joe is currently on secondment to the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to lead a workstream on mobilising transition finance in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) as part of the UK Government’s Transition Finance Market Review.


Prior to joining the Grantham Research Institute, Joe was a Research Fellow in the Climate and Sustainability programme at ODI, where he led work on mobilising responsible investment in emerging markets and developing economies. His research supported financial institutions such as central banks and private investors by quantifying social and environmental risks, including those caused by disputes with workers and local communities, the physical effects of climate change or climate policy reforms. Joe has worked extensively on responsible investment and its potential to achieve sustainable and beneficial economic, social and environmental outcomes. Before joining ODI, Joe completed financial due diligence for some of the world’s leading agricultural investors, as well as working on the European Parliament’s Monetary and Economic Affairs Committee during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. He has an academic background in labour market economics and completed his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford.

Research interests

  • Net zero central banking in emerging markets
  • Supporting sustainable employment and livelihoods as part of a just transition
  • Mobilising adaptation finance from public and private finance institutions
  • Operationalising Article 2.1(c) of the Paris Agreement
  • Quantifying social and environmental risks


Policy - 2024

Policy - 2023

Africa’s economies are contending with a diverse set of challenges and opportunities in relation to building low-carbon, green economies and the transition to net zero emissions.

This report presents a country classification of all 54 African economies' risks and opportunities from climate change and the net zero transition. This aims to support central banks to tailor their policy responses to the unique contexts in which they operate. Read more


News - 2024

News - 2023

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