Simon Zadek

Simon Zadek

Executive Director

Nature Finance


Dr Simon Zadek is Executive Director of Nature Finance, Senior Advisor to the Task Force on Nature Related Financial Disclosure, Co-lead of the Taskforce on Nature Markets, and Convenor of The Sustainability-linked Sovereign Debt Hub.

Prior to this, he was Head, Secretariat, UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, Senior Advisor on Finance in the office of the UN Secretary General, and Co-Director of UNEP’s Finance Inquiry. He co-Chaired China’s Green Finance Task Force and led the Green Finance Study Group secretariat under the Chinese, German and Argentinian G20 Presidencies.

In addition, he was Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Global Green Growth Institute, founder and CEO of the international think tank AccountAbility, and Development Director of the New Economics Foundation. He was Visiting Professor at the Singapore Management University and the Copenhagen Business School, as well as a senior fellow at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Southern Africa.

He has worked with many corporations, governments and multi-stakeholder initiatives on their sustainability and broader strategies, been a member of the International Advisory Board of Generation Investment Management, and has published extensively, including the award-winning book, The Civil Corporation.

Speaking at

October 12 2023

14:30 h - 15:30 h

Plenary A