UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Florian Egli

Florian Egli is a Research Associate at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP).

Florian Egli is a Research Associate at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), a Senior Researcher and a Lecturer at ETH Zurich and a Senior Associate at foraus – the Swiss Think Tank on Foreign Policy. Dr Florian Egli wrote his PhD as part of the Horizon2020 project INNOPATHS, where he collaborated with researchers and practitioners across Europe to find ways to improve financing conditions for the energy transition and renewable energy in particular. His PhD thesis The role of finance in mitigating climate change won the ETH medal for outstanding doctoral theses and the best dissertation award from the Swiss Association of Energy Economics (SAEE).

Dr Egli has co-founded several initiatives at the science-policy interface, such as the ETH Energy Blog, the Sustainable FinTech Initiative, Expedition Future or the WEF Global Shapers in Bern. He is a regular contributor on Monocle M24 radio and regularly appears as a commentator on climate, finance and foreign policy issues in Swiss media. He also gives talks, moderates panels and uses design thinking to guide through innovation workshops. Previously, he has worked for think-tanks, the Swiss administration, consulting firms, foundations and start-ups.

Florian was a Mercator Fellow on International Affairs in 2015/16, he holds a Master’s degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Bern with an exchange semester at the Toulouse School of Economics.


For a full list of publications see Florian's Google Scholar profile