Dr Penny Apostolaki


Job title

Head of Net-Zero Solutions

Work location

London, United Kingdom

Joined Aviva Investors


Joined The Industry



Main responsibilities

Penny leads on the development of Aviva’s strategic net-zero roadmap, focusing on decarbonising our investment portfolio based on robust frameworks for transition in line with Aviva’s 2040 net-zero commitment and supporting product development and commercialisation of our net-zero propositions.

Experience and qualifications

She has over 15 years of experience in sustainability and climate finance across both private and public sectors. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Penny held senior roles in the banking sector, Climate Bonds Initiative, and UK Government. In the latter, she led policy covering Green Economy, natural capital, and marine sustainability. Penny was a member of the Sustainable Finance WGs that developed the EU green taxonomy, and chaired the UN PRB investment banking WG for portfolio impact assessment.

Penny holds a PhD in Environmental Science, a MSc in Investment and Finance, and a BSc in Physics.