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Andrew Voysey Director, Sustainable Finance

Andrew Voysey, Director, Sustainable Finance

Andrew has led the growth of CISL’s work with investors, banks, insurers and their regulators for the decade since the global financial crisis. He is responsible for CISL’s long-term collaborations with over 50 financial institutions, across five continents, that evolve business practices so that finance supports a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. He also leads CISL’s advisory work with financial policymakers and regulators and oversees its research activities, designed to produce cutting-edge insights that are actionable by leaders in government, business and finance.

Andrew is an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England and a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society.


Biography:

Andrew’s work with financial institutions has ranged from engagements with Boards to embed environmental issues in organisational strategy to product innovation that delivers preferential financing terms for the trade of sustainable agricultural commodities. He has led pioneering market-based collaborations on financial regulation and, most recently, harnessing fintech to direct capital towards truly sustainable business models.

To support systemic change, Andrew is a strategic advisor across the boundaries between finance, business, government and academia. He has led the Cambridge team serving as Knowledge Partner to the G20 Ministries of Finance and Central Banks in their work on greening the financial system. His work has been grounded in many development contexts, from Indonesia to China to the United States.

Andrew is regularly invited to speak about sustainable finance trends and practices at industry events and is turned to for expert commentary in the media by, amongst others, the Financial Times, the BBC, Bloomberg and China Dialogue.

Prior to CISL, Andrew worked on climate change strategy at RSA Insurance Group and on the role of business in society at the UK Government’s Department for Business. He began his career as Head of Research and Editorial for an intelligence and strategy firm advising cities worldwide on development pathways.

Andrew is a member of a number of government, business and finance sector advisory groups such as the Natural Capital Finance Alliance and the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. He holds a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development. He and his wife have a young son, who helps keep things real.