Dr Gireesh Shrimali is the Head of Transition Finance Research at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Technical Lead in the Secretariat for the UK Transition Plan Taskforce, established by HM Treasury in 2022. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College London as well as the Singapore Green Finance Center at Singapore Management University. Previously, he was the Director of Climate Policy Initiative’s India Program, and a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Finance Initiative as well as the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Indian School of Business, and Indian Institute of Management.
His research focus is on renewable energy finance and policy, on the catalytic role of finance in getting to net zero, and on pathways for provision of low-cost, long-term capital for clean energy transition. He is also focusing on ESG issues, such as climate financial risk measurement and management, strategies for net zero transitions, and transition bonds as well as Scope 3 emissions. His work has included topics such as analysis of India’s renewable policies, the impact of federal and state policy on the development and deployment of renewable energy in the USA, and business models for off-grid energy in developing countries.
He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Prior to his academic/research career, he has over nine years of industry experience designing high-speed networking and computing systems.