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Matt Scott joins CGFI as first Executive Director




The UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI) has appointed Matt Scott to the CGFI senior leadership team as the Centre’s first Executive Director.

Dr Ben Caldecott, the Principal Investigator and founding Director of CGFI, said: “I am delighted that Matt Scott has joined CGFI as our first Executive Director and I’m excited that we’ll be working closely together. He brings a wealth of experience from a range of senior roles – establishing the Bank of England’s Climate Hub, leading the development of the UK’s first Green Finance Strategy, and latterly as a Senior Director in WTW’s Climate and Resilience Hub. His appointment will help us accelerate our work to drive the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally.”

Matt Scott, Executive Director of CGFI, said: “Greening the financial system to drive impact in the real economy has been a core focus of my career to date. CGFI is known for its impactful research, has built a great team and network of partners, and provides an exciting platform to transform finance and investment for a greener future. I’m delighted to join CGFI and look forward to taking on this key leadership role and working closely with organisations across the CGFI consortium.”

Matt Scott will take on the day-to-day management of CGFI’s world-leading, multidisciplinary team. He will be based at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford, which leads the CGFI consortium.

Dr Ben Caldecott will continue to act as CGFI’s Principal Investigator and provide oversight by, among other things, chairing CGFI’s Executive Committee and Consortium Strategy Group, and co-heading the Transition Plan Taskforce.


Matt Scott
Matt is a leading global authority on greening finance. He joins CGFI from the Climate Resilience Hub at WTW. Matt previously established and led the Bank of England’s Climate Hub and played a key role in mobilising the Central Bank and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

Matt led the design and delivery of the UK’s landmark 2019 Green Finance Strategy and helped to establish and co-chair the G20’s Green Finance Study Group. He co-chairs the disclosure framework workstream of the Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) Delivery Group, for which CGFI is joint Secretariat.

Prior to his career in green finance, Matt studied Physics, worked in environmental science and, on graduation from Stanford Business School, co-founded a green venture bringing solar lighting to off-grid villages in emerging markets.

UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment
The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) is the national centre established to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally.

The Centre has three key pillars to its work; research, policy and innovation, built on a foundation of convening, collaboration and capacity building to transform finance and investment for a greener future.

As a consortium of UK universities and partner organisations funded by Innovate UK and NERC, CGFI will unlock opportunities for the UK to lead in greening finance and financing green.

Please contact Dr Ben Caldecott ( and Matt Scott ( with queries.