Sonia Dunlop is Programme Leader of Public Banks at E3G, leading the organisation’s work on public banks and International Financial Institutions. Her role focuses on ensuring that these critical public finance institutions – including Multilateral Development Banks like the World Bank – lead the global transition to a climate-safe world.
Sonia in the media
Sonia works with governments, NGOs and banks around the world to drive ambition at Multilateral Development Banks, bilateral development finance institutions, green banks and national and regional public banks. Her areas of expertise include alignment with the Paris Agreement at Multilateral Development Banks, coordination of networks of governments to drive change and climate-related policies at development finance institutions. Sonia led on the creation of the E3G Public Bank Climate Tracker Matrix assessing the degree of Paris Agreement alignment at public banks, and has authored a number of reports at E3G including Banking on Asia and The EIB: Becoming the EU Climate Bank. She also represents E3G on the Steering Group of the Big Shift Global Campaign.
Prior to joining E3G, Sonia spent ten years working in the European Parliament, the solar PV industry and the UK Parliament, working throughout to effect change in key renewable energy policies and legislation. Sonia has previously authored reports on new business models for solar PV, the purchase of renewable electricity by corporates through Power Purchase Agreements and the impact of the digitalisation of energy in the renewable space.
Sonia holds a BSC in Government and an MSc in Public Policy Analysis, both from the London School of Economics.
Outside of work Sonia is a great believer in the power of yoga to calm body and spirit.
Please note that Sonia was seconded to the UK Government’s COP26 Presidency team from February to December 2021 to work on MDBs and DFIs.