Jakob Thomae – Managing Director at 2° Investing Initiative; Special Research Fellow – Financial Research Centre at the Japan Financial Services Agency; Senior Fellow at the SOAS University of London

Jakob Thomä is Managing Director of the 2° Investing Initiative. He co-founded the 2° Investing network in New York (2015) and Berlin (2016) and manages the think tank’s research on 2°C scenario analysis for financial institutions and companies.

Jakob led the development of the first 2°C scenario analysis tool for financial portfolios, which is now applied by more than 250 financial institutions worldwide. In addition, he leads the organisation’s partnerships with a number of financial supervisors and governments, including as academic adviser to the Bank of England 2017-2018. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris.

Jakob also teaches a green finance course at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.