Simon Dikau is Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also the Research Director of the International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights Research and Exchange (INSPIRE), a global research network and research stakeholder of the Network of Central Banks and Financial Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). He is the Global Manager of the ‘Joint NGFS-INSPIRE Study Group on Biodiversity and Financial Stability’, which is the first cross-institutional working group of its kind, with members from over 30 central banks and supervisors worldwide. At INSPIRE, Simon is leading the intersection between the NGFS and the broader research community through the development of research strategies and technical capacity building programmes for central banks and supervisors on climate-related risks assessment, prudential policy and the alignment of central banks’ balance sheets and operations. Simon has authored numerous research and policy publications on central banking and sustainable finance. He is a lead author of three NGFS reports, the latest one being on ‘Central banking in the biosphere: Biodiversity loss, financial risk and system stability’ (2022). He is co-author of a report on ‘Climate-neutral central banking: How the European System of Central Banks can support the transition to net-zero’ (2021) and has co-authored numerous further reports on central banking, financial supervision, environmental risks and financial alignment questions. He has published articles in refereed journals, including Ecological Economics and Climate Policy.