Ulrich Volz

Ulrich Volz is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance and Reader in Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the German Development Institute and Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Leipzig. Ulrich is a director of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment and serves on the advisory boards of the International Sustainable Finance Centre and SuFinDa, the Sustainable Financial Data Initiative.

He previously served on the advisory council of the Asian Development Bank Institute. Ulrich is a lead author of a new study on Climate Change and Sovereign Risk and a 2018 UN report on Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries. He is a co-editor of a recently published NGFS volume on Case Studies of Environmental Risk Analysis Methodologies and the Routledge Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia.

Ulrich was Banque de France Chair at EHESS in Paris and taught at Peking University, Kobe University, the Hertie School of Governance, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, and the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) in Tokyo. He spent stints working at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, the University of Birmingham, the ECB, Bank Indonesia, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

He holds a PhD from Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin and was a Fox International Fellow and Max Kade Scholar at Yale University. Ulrich was part of the UN Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System and has acted as an advisor to several governments, central banks, international organisations, and development agencies on matters of sustainable finance and development.