Ulrich Volz is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Leipzig. Ulrich is Academic Director of the University Network for Strengthening Macrofinancial Resilience to Climate and Environmental Change, a director of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment, and a member of the CEPR Sustainable Finance Research and Policy Network. He serves on the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the German Federal Government and the advisory panel of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). Ulrich was Banque de France Chair at EHESS in Paris, and also taught at Peking University, Kobe University, Hertie School of Governance, Freie Universität Berlin, Central University of Finance and Economics, and the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO).
He spent stints working at the ECB and EBRD and held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, University of Birmingham, Aoyama Gakuin University, ECB, Bank Indonesia, Bank Negara Malaysia and the Asian Development Bank Institute, where he previously served on the Advisory Council. Ulrich was part of the UN Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System and a member of the NGFS-INSPIRE Study Group on Biodiversity and Financial Stability. He has acted as an advisor to several governments, central banks, international organisations and development agencies on matters of macroeconomic policy, sustainable finance and development.