Matthew Scott

Executive Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI)


Matt Scott is a leading global authority on greening finance and leads day-to-day management of the CGFI team.  He is based at the Smith School, Oxford University.

Joining CGFI from the Climate Resilience Hub at WTW, Matt previously established and led the Bank of England’s Climate Hub, including setting out the formative physical, transition and liability framework for climate risk, and played a key role in mobilising the Central Bank and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

Matt also led the design and delivery of the UK’s landmark 2019 Green Finance Strategy, setting out policies for Greening Finance and Financing Green, and helped to establish and co-chair the G20’s Green Finance Study Group. He co-chairs the disclosure framework workstream of the Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) Delivery Group, for which CGFI is joint Secretariat.  

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.  This included featuring in Time Magazine, the Economist, Business Week and other global publications and being nominated as UK social entrepreneur of the year in 2007.  Matt has been an Associate Fellow at Oxford’s Said Business School for close to a decade, including establishing the Oxford Seed Fund in 2012 and developing programmes in Sustainable Leadership for students across the University.