Christophe Christiaen

Lead, Innovation and Impact, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment and Deputy Head, Spatial Finance Initiative


Christophe is the Data, Innovation and Impact Lead within the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, developing innovation strategy and partnerships for the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment as well as the Spatial Finance Initiative which he co-founded. He also created and runs the Satellite Applications Catapult's Sustainable Finance value stream, stimulating geospatial technology innovations for the financial services market. At the Catapult he has worked across numerous national and international technology innovation projects in strategy advisory capacities and supported multiple technology start-ups and SMEs with the commercialisation of their products. Previously Christophe held roles at the European Space Agency, working as a business analyst and at Henkel, working across credit management and sales controlling. Christophe holds an MSc in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp, specialising in finance, accountancy, and environmental economics.