Ma Jun

Ma Jun

Founder and President of Institute of Finance and Sustainability

Dr. Ma is the Founder and President of the Institute of Finance and Sustainability (IFS, based in Beijing). Dr. Ma is also the Chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, Co-Chair of G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt & Road, Co-Chair of IPSF Working Group on Sustainable Finance Taxonomy, Chairman and President of Hong Kong Green Finance Association, President of Beijing Green Finance Association, Adjunct Professor at National School of Development of Peking University, and Vice President of China International Economic Relations Association.

Between 2018 and 2020, Dr. Ma was a member of the PBOC’s Monetary Policy Committee, and the Directors of the Center for Finance and Development and Research Center of Green Finance at Tsinghua University. Between 2014 and 2017, he served as the Chief Economist at the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s Research Bureau and a member of the central bank’s Macro-Prudential 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 published numerous books and articles on monetary policy, financial market, and green/sustainable finance. He led the drafting of China’s green finance guidelines in 2015-16 and played a key role in developing the global consensus on scaling up green finance under the G20 framework during 2016-18. Over the past 15 years, he provided advice to policymakers on many financial issues and offered strategic advice to a large number of financial institutions and investors.

Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1994, and his master’s degree in Management Science from Fudan University in 1988. He received numerous awards for his research and policy advocacy and was ranked #1 Asia Economist by Institutional Investors for four years in a row from 2009-2012.

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