Linda Zeilina is the founder and CEO of the International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC), where she oversees its work on sustainability strategies, sustainable investing, and international ESG standardization efforts. In 2023, she was selected as the 2023 Obama Europe Leader, and she joined the EU’s Platform on Sustainable Finance to advise on the usability of the EU Taxonomy and the wider sustainable finance framework. She is a fellow at the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London, a non-executive director at a London-based logistics start-up Pedal Me, and a member of the Agora Energiewende Council for Europe. She is also an advisory board member at the Romanian Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (RoSIF) and the Czech Sustainable Investing Forum (CzechSIF).
In 2021, Linda spent a few months as a policy leader fellow at the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance in Florence, where she focused on the EU sustainable finance rules and the role of impact investing. She is now working with the Florence School of Banking and Finance on climate-related prudential supervision and green bonds. Previously, she was a director at Re-Define, a London-based boutique consultancy working on advising major financial sector actors across Europe and in the US on climate finance and sustainability integration. In the past, Linda’s work has focused on ways to drive transformational change, and how to develop and implement internal corporate sustainability initiatives.
Over the years, Linda has worked as an advisor to prominent politicians, large asset managers, pension funds and European investment funds. She has been honored as a New Security Leader by the Warsaw Security Forum and a Future European Leader by the Prague European Summit. She is an alumna of the University of Glasgow, McGill University and the London School of Economics.