FinanceMap is an online, publicly available platform by global climate-risk think tank InfluenceMap which examines the financial sector through a climate lens. We analyze financial institutions' climate performance on top-line governance, financing and investment portfolios, stewardship, and policy engagement using industry-recognized benchmarking standards.
FinanceMap and its reports inform key stakeholders on how the financial sector is performing on climate, while providing benchmarking tools for the sector itself.
Daan leads the FinanceMap program, analysing financial institutions through a climate lens. Prior to joining InfluenceMap in 2020, Daan earned his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven and the MSc in Global Management from the London School of Economics. He has previous experience in the climate space through work in the sustainable finance and renewable energy fields.
As an Analyst on FinanceMap, Paula evaluates financial institutions' climate policies, governance, and company stewardship, as well as the engagement of the finance and corporate sectors on sustainable finance policies. Prior to joining InfluenceMap, Paula completed her Master’s in Global Development at the University of Copenhagen, carrying out field research in Tanzania and Myanmar, and writing her Master’s thesis on coal policy in Germany.
Juliette joined InfluenceMap in 2020 after completing an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development at UCL, where she wrote her dissertation on integrating Indigenous knowledge and frameworks to climate adaptation in the Canadian Arctic. Prior to her move to London, Juliette earned a BAH in Health and Global Development at Queen's University in Canada and worked on various public health initiatives and research. As an analyst on FinanceMap, Juliette examines the asset management sector through a climate lens, critically evaluating financial institutions’ climate policies, governance, and company stewardship.
Tom joined InfluenceMap in June 2021, having completed an MSc in Theoretical Physics at King's College, London. As an Senior Analyst on FinanceMap, Tom works on analyzing the financial sector’s alignment with global climate targets and assessing financial institution's climate policies, governance and company stewardship.
Emmett joined InfluenceMap in January 2022, having earned his BSc in Physics at Queen Mary, University of London in 2021. Emmett works as an Analyst on our FinanceMap workstream as well as being responsible for integrating, maintaining, and updating the Carbon Majors database originally released by the Climate Accountability Institute.
Cleo joined InfluenceMap in May 2021 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied Political Science and International Political Economics; engaging in research on trade and immigration policy. At InfluenceMap, Cleo works as a Senior Analyst evaluating financial services industry associations’ engagement on sustainable finance, looking into their efforts to influence policy in the United States at the federal and state levels.
Rebecca joined InfluenceMap in 2019, and leads teams expanding InfluenceMap's research to assess corporate engagement on sustainable finance and biodiversity policy. Rebecca holds an MPhys degree from the University of Oxford, where she specialized in the physics of atmospheres and oceans.
Jake leads InfluenceMap’s data analysis across multiple streams of work. This includes InfluenceMap’s ongoing research into how digital media advertising influences the climate debate, as well as InfluenceMap's analysis of the automotive sectors' vehicle production plans and emissions. Jake has also developed tools to help automate aspects of InfluenceMap’s research process, such as the data gathering for our ongoing analysis of lobbying and corporate influence. Before joining InfluenceMap, Jake completed an integrated master’s course in Physics at the University of Sussex.
Chris is a system architect and developer based in the Scottish Borders. He holds a BA in Economic and Social History from the University of Hull. Since 2000 his focus has been on web based systems for business, charities and campaigning organisations. He is the co-author of the Evoke web application system.
Bonnie joined InfluenceMap in December 2022, after completing an Americorps service year at a nonprofit in New York City. She graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Biology and Spanish from Colgate University. Bonnie works as an Analyst on FinanceMap, working on the qualitative side and evaluating financial institutions and their stewardship activities through a climate lens.
Alex is a Senior Strategist at the Sunrise Project, working with a wide range of analysts and activists worldwide to drive and assess investor actions on fossil fuel phaseouts. Previously, as Coordinator of the Bretton Woods Project, and then of the European Network on Debt and Development, he scrutinized World Bank and IMF policies and built civil society pressure for them to change their policies and practices. Later, he helped build Avaaz to become an independent movement involving 60 million citizens, leading campaigns calling on governments to forge a climate agreement in Paris, and to stop Rupert Murdoch taking over Europe’s biggest independent broadcaster.
Andreas is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD) and serves on the schools’ management team as Vice Principal for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Prof. Hoepner is serving on the European Union’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance as one of three independent members (i.e. appointed in personal capacity instead of representing a legal entity). In his TEG role, he co-invented ‘EU Climate Transition Investing’ by aligning investment strategies across asset classes with the IPCC’s 1.5°C trajectory (with no or limited overshoot). In August 2019, he was furthermore commissioned by the EU’s Joint Research Centre to draft a report scoping out further options for the development of the EU Ecolabel.
Paul leads the PRI’s work on stewardship, working with signatories to improve practice and collaboration. As part of his role, Paul oversees a team coordinating PRI’s collaborative engagements and is also the PRI lead and steering committee member for the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI). Paul has been at the PRI since 2014, having previously worked in Australia as an ESG Analyst for Regnan and in business development for Colonial First State Investments. Paul holds a Master of Environment from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Business, majoring in finance, from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Simon is a passionate sustainability and climate finance specialist with 15 years of professional and academic experience. He has held a number of senior roles in the field, and currently serves as CEO of 1Planet Advisory, a sustainability reporting and sustainable finance consultancy that he founded. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Previously, Simon was the Director in Paris for 2 Degrees Investing Initiative (the leading global think tank on climate-related metrics in financial markets), Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, Head of Consulting at the UK's Energy Saving Trust, and a Sustainability Manager at Deloitte & PwC.