Meryam Omi is the Chief Executive of Climate Arc, a philanthropic organisation working to mainstream climate science into financial decision making. Arc does this by developing pathways to guide the direction and pace of net zero financing decisions, opening up and curating global flows of data, and upskilling networks of people worldwide. Arc launched in September 2022.
Meryam has over 16 years of investment experience, starting her career as an investment writer and managing marketing and sales initiatives across a wide range of products and capabilities. In 2010, she created a sustainability role within Legal & General Investment Management and launched successful engagement campaigns on topics such as independent directors in Japan, corporate tax and the removal of quarterly reports.
Meryam led the launch of Future World Funds in 2016 – flagship climate change solution fund which grew in assets to over $6bn in three years. She also spearheaded the Climate Impact Pledge, a multiple award-winning engagement programme to drive tangible climate action from investee companies globally.
As a COP26 UN High Level Champion for Climate Action, Meryam led many Race to Zero campaigns within the finance sector.
Meryam has been recognised as “one of the most influential women in sustainable finance” and is one of "the 25 badass women shaking up the climate movement”. She is on the board of Transition Zero, is an associate fellow at Chatham House, and sits on the board of Climate Group.