Sonja Gibbs

Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance - Institute of International Finance

Sonja Gibbs leads the Institute of International Finance’s (IIF) work on sustainable finance and sovereign debt policy, focusing on research and advocacy for the Institute’s global membership across the financial services  industry. Her research interests include the economic impact and financial market pricing of climate and ESG risks, sustainable investment and capital markets development in emerging markets. Ms. Gibbs oversees the IIF Weekly Insight, which offers a concise perspective on global financial markets with an ESG lens, and the IIF Global Debt Monitor, which looks across mature and emerging economies for debt-related vulnerabilities such as the rapid buildup in EM corporate debt levels. She also serves on  the boards of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (IC-VCM), and of Egypt’s Regional Center for Sustainable Finance (RCSF). 

Ms. Gibbs has spent over 20 years in banking and financial markets, most recently with Nomura International in London, where she was Chief Equity Strategist. Earlier positions include stints as a U.S. economist and bank credit analyst in New York and Los Angeles.

She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), has an MBA and BA from the University of California, Berkeley.