Isabelle Jiani Zheng


Isabelle Jiani Zheng joined CEP as a Fellow in May 2024 with a focus on governing finance in China. Prior to joining CEP, she finished her PhD at the University of Zurich (UZH) focused on sustainability related risks in the real economy and the financial system. In that context, she has also contributed to the development of climate transition risk metrics and to their application, inter alia, for “A Carbon Risk Assessment of China’s Overseas Energy Portfolios”, referenced by international financial regulators and supervisors. She has also been co-leading programs on sustainable finance at UZH. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics from UZH and a Bachelor’s in Finance from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.