About

Sini Matikainen joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment as a Distinguished Policy Fellow in June 2024. She also previously worked at the Grantham Research Institute from June 2016 until September 2018 as a Policy Analyst.

Background:

Sini has over eight years of experience in advising EU, UK, and US government entities on topics including mobilization of finance, green finance, and climate-related financial risk. She previously worked at the European Systemic Risk Board at the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, His Majesty’s Treasury, and most recently as Senior Advisor on Climate-related Financial Risk at the US Treasury.

She holds a BA in economics, with distinction, from Stanford University; an MSc in International Management and CEMS from ESADE Business School; and an MSc in Environment and Development, with distinction, from the LSE.

Sini’s research interests include climate-related risk, debt sustainability, and sustainable growth.

Research

Research - 2018

Policy

Policy - 2018

Policy - 2017

Ongoing concerns about the best policies to achieve affordability have led to three reviews: of energy costs, of the Levy Control Framework, and of carbon pricing. This paper draws on research findings and empirical evidence to identify key principles and issues that should be taken into account by the Government in relation to these separate but related reviews. Read more

Policy - 2016

Books

Books - 2018

News

News - 2018

News - 2017

Programmes by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England designed to boost economic growth after the 2008 financial crash could inadvertently be giving high-carbon sectors an advantage over their low-carbon counterparts. These measures, including quantitative easing, may be coming to an end, but their ‘high-carbon skew’ could have a long term impact on the UK and Eurozone. Read more

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