Geraldine Ang, policy analyst on green finance and investment at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Geraldine Ang works as a policy analyst on green finance and investment at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which she joined in 2011. She works jointly for the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and the Environment Directorate, as part of the OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment.

She co-authored several OECD reports on climate change policy and green investment, including: The Empirics of Enabling Investment and Innovation in Renewable Energy (2017); OECD Clean Energy Investment Policy Review of Jordan (2016); OECD Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure (2015); Mobilising Private Investment in Sustainable Transport Infrastructure (2013); Towards a Green Investment Policy Framework: the Case of Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure (2012). She contributed to several other reports, such as Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth (2017), Aligning Policies for a Low-Carbon Economy (2015) and the OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2016.

Geraldine contributed to the organisation of several events on climate change and green finance and investment, such as the OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment and OECD events at annual climate conferences. Prior to joining the OECD, she conducted research on the economics of climate change mitigation for the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and consulted for the US Mission to the UN on climate change and sustainable development. She also served as Senior Editor of Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs. Previously, she worked for three years at Lagardere Active in New York, as Associate Manager, and for one year at the French Senate. Geraldine holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) (2011), and a Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris (2006).

“Investment in the green economy needs to take place on a far greater scale to achieve the ambition of the Paris Agreement. The OECD report Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth showed that with the right policies in place, governments can achieve climate-compatible growth”

“A well-functioning financial system is critical to support green infrastructure investment and encourage risk-sharing and transparency. The disclosure of climate risks in portfolios valued into the trillions of dollars is critical and increasingly gaining traction”