ACEF Speaker

Ma Jun

Founder and President,
Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Chairman of Sprinkles (HK) Charity Foundation

Dr. Ma Jun is the Founder and President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability, Chairman of Sprinkles (HK) Charity Foundation, Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road, Chairman of the Capacity-building Alliance of Sustainable Investment (CASI), and Co-Chair of IPSF Taxonomy Working Group. In the past years, Dr. Ma served as Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), and chairs of two workstreams of the Central Banks and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). Between 2018 and 2020, Dr Ma was the Director of Center for Green Finance Development at Tsinghua University. During 2014-17, Dr. Ma served as the Chief Economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s Research Bureau. Between 2018-21, he was a member of the PBOC’s Monetary Policy Committee. Before joining the PBOC, he worked for 13 years at Deutsche Bank, where he was Managing Director/Chief Economist/Investment Strategist for Greater China. During 1992-2000, he worked as a senior economist and economist at the World Bank and the IMF. From 1988-1990, he was a research fellow at the Development Research Center of China's State Council. Dr. Ma is a globally renowned policy advocate and effective practitioner for green and sustainable finance and has received numerous awards for his research and policy advocacy. He led the drafting of China’s green finance guidelines and its first green bond taxonomy during 2015-16; he initiated and facilitated a range of global consensuses on scaling up green finance under the G20 framework during 2016-22; he initiated and led the drafting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road in 2018; he initiated the idea and then co-led the effort to develop the Common Ground Taxonomy under the International Platform for Sustainable Finance (IPSF) in 2019-2023. Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994, and Master's Degree in Management Science from Fudan University in 1988.


  • Opening Plenary: Time for Action Now