Centre for Sustainable Finance

Dr Moritz Kraemer

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Centre for Sustainable Finance Senior Fellow


Dr Moritz Kraemer is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, Chief Economic Advisor of Acreditus, a UAE-based risk consultancy firm, and Chief Economist of CountryRisk.io, a country- and ESG-risk platform. Moritz is the co-founder of the Initiative Neues Wirtschaftswunder, which aims through publications and community outreach to anchor the social and ecological transformation of the European economy across the political spectrum. He also serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Scope Ratings, the largest Europe-headquartered Credit Rating Agency. Until 2018 he was at S&P Global as the Sovereign Ratings Group’ Global Chief Ratings Officer, overseeing the analytical work on assessing the creditworthiness of over 130 national governments worldwide. At S&P he introduced innovative analysis on the impact of the megatrends of global warming and demographic change on sovereign ratings. Moritz started his professional career as an Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. He has lived on four continents and has professionally interacted with senior policymakers in over 100 countries. Moritz holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen. He studied Economics, Latin American Studies and Literature in Frankfurt, Southampton and San Diego.