Matt Scott

Centre for Greening Finance & Investment

Finance Watch

Matt is Executive Director of the UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment, based at the University of Oxford, a strategic board advisor on transition planning and currently co-chairs the Disclosure Working Group of the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT).  Matt established and led the Bank of England’s Climate Hub from 2013 to 2018, including working closely with Mark Carney on the launch of TCFD, and setting out the formative framework for climate-related financial risks.  He subsequently seconded into UK Government to design and deliver the UK’s first Green Finance Strategy, has helped to co-chair the G20’s Green Finance Study Group and, more recently, establish and scale the Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson.

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.  He has been featured in TIME Magazine, Business Week and the Economist, amongst other publications, and speaks regularly on Climate, Sustainability and the Greening of Finance & Investment.