Penny Apostolaki


Job title

Head of Net Zero Solutions

Joined Aviva Investors


Joined The Industry



Main responsibilities

Lead on Aviva’s strategic portfolio decarbonisation roadmap to deliver Net Zero investments. Oversight of design and implementation of climate impact frameworks for investments and activation of levers for portfolio alignment to meet Aviva’s 2040 Net Zero ambition.
Provide climate finance expertise for  product development and commercialisation of our net zero propositions.

Experience and qualifications

Penny has over 15 years of experience in sustainability and climate finance and has held senior roles in the financial sector, UK Government and third sector. Penny was a member of the Sustainable Finance WGs that developed the EU green taxonomy and led development of green criteria for the Climate Bonds Initiative. She also served as chair of the UN PRB investment banking WG for portfolio impact assessment.
In Government, she led policy to enhance business sustainability covering Green Economy, natural capital, and ocean conservation. Penny has a PhD in Environmental Science, a MSc in Investment and Finance, and a BSc in Physics.