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Please join the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center on June 17 at 9:15 am EDT for a panel discussion on the role central banks, finance ministries, other government institutions, and the private sector should play in accelerating economic transitions in response to climate change. The panel will feature Jake Levine, the Chief Climate Officer at the US International Development Finance Corporation, Kara Mangone, Global Head of Climate Strategy at Goldman Sachs, Barbara Matthews, Founder and CEO of BCMStrategy, and Martin Spolc, Head of the Sustainable Finance Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Services. The conversation will be moderated by Ryan Heath, Senior Editor of POLITICO.

The economic and financial consequences of the climate transition are potentially as disruptive as climate change itself. Finding ways to define, measure, and manage its risks raises deep questions about the role of private markets and the official sector in those markets. With this panel, the GeoEconomics Center hopes to analyze the intense climate finance discussions currently underway inside central banks and financial regulators and the implications for how the climate transition will impact issuers of securities and regulated financial institutions.


Jake Levine
Chief Climate Officer
US International Development Finance Corporation

Kara Mangone
Global Head of Climate Strategy
Goldman Sachs

Barbara Matthews
Founder and CEO
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council

Martin Spolc
Head of the Sustainable Finance Unit
European Commission’s Directorate General for Financial Services

Moderated by

Ryan Heath
Senior Editor

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.