Professor WANG Yao is the Director General of International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF). She also serves as Deputy Secretary General of Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking, as well as Secretary General of the Green Securities Committee (GSC) of the Securites Association of China. She has been the Chief Advisor of Research and Promotion on SDGs Impact Financing for UNDP China. Prof. Wang is a fellow at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), an advisor to the Sustainable Finance Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and a consultant for the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. She was awarded by Asiamoney China Green Finance Awards 2019 “the Outstanding Contribution to Development of Green Finance in China”.
Prof. Wang worked in investment banks for 7 years, before she became a faculty of Central University of Finance and Economics(CUFE) in 2006. She did her post-doctorate at Bank of Beijing from 2008 to 2010. From 2010 to 2011 she was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Prof. Wang is interested in Green Economy, Sustainable Finance, Climate Finance and Green Finance. She is the author of several publications on climate finance and green finance, such as Carbon Finance: Global Vision and Distribution in China (China Economic Publishing House, 2010), and Climate Finance (China Economic Publishing House, 2013).