Danae Kyriakopoulou

Senior Policy Fellow (LSE)

Danae Kyriakopoulou

Danae Kyriakopoulou is Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. She leads the Institute’s policy work on climate and economic development. This includes the joint analysis and engagement programme on international finance and climate action hosted by LSE and the Brookings Institution, and the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth.

Background

From 2016 to 2021, Danae was the Chief Economist and Director of Research of the Official Monetary and Financial Institution Forum (OMFIF). As part of this, she set up the Sustainable Policy Institute and served as its Managing Director and Chair of its Advisory Council, of which she is now a member.

She has held roles in various sustainability industry initiatives including the Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), the London Stock Exchange Group’s Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA) and the European Mortgage Federation’s Energy Efficiency Mortgages Initiative (EEMI).

Previously, she was Managing Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research. She has also served as Senior Economic Adviser for Africa and Greater China for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and as an Economist at the Bank of Greece.

She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. She is fluent in German, Greek and Spanish.

Research interests

  • Sustainable and inclusive economic development
  • Greening the financial system
  • The role of international financial institutions and multilateral development banks