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Our Research Focus

The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is a leading interdisciplinary academic hub focused upon teaching, research, and engagement with enterprise on climate change and long-term environmental sustainability.

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Sustainability, Financial Markets
& Investment

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Enterprise Management
& Strategy

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Economic Policy
& Markets


Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme Advisory Council Dinner

12 October 2017, 1800 | 5 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7RB

Friends and supporters of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme are invited to our annual Advisory Council dinner on Thursday 12th October from 6pm at 5 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7RB. The dinner is an opportunity to update Advisory Council members and a select number of other guests on our work and to discuss some strategic opportunities over the next 12-36 months.

Conferences on Climate Change and Liability Risks to Directors, Officers and Companies in Canada Vancouver

18 October 2017 | Toronto, 20 October 2017

The conferences will highlight what leading companies are doing to manage climate change risk and to develop opportunities from the policy transition underway to a low-carbon economy. Please apply to attend via joanne.forbes@ubc.ca.

The Future of Climate Change and Financial Regulation - a perspective from the Dutch Central Bank

24 October 2017, 1630-1830 | Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

Executive Director of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB - the Dutch Central Bank), Frank Elderson, will be giving a talk on what financial regulators, particularly DNB, are doing on climate change. DNB are working on climate change given the acute exposure that the Netherlands has to flood risk and storm surges. Frank leads this work and is responsible for pension supervision at DNB, among other things.

There will be two respondents to his talk and then time for Q&A. The event will be followed by a drinks reception. To confirm your place, please contact events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk

Private Roundtable: Mobilising to tag and back-tag all new and outstanding issuance of securities 'green'

26th October 2017, 1230 - 1430 | Central London (tbc)

This private roundtable discussion is an attempt to bring together interested actors in order to spur coordinated and significantly enhanced progress on back-tagging. There will be several short presentations followed by a moderated discussion to develop consensus on next steps.

Spaces are severely constrained and to apply for your place please provide details of your position, organisation, and briefly why you would like to attend. We will only consider offering one place to a senior-level representative from relevant organisations. Please apply via events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk

Valuing Water for Sustainable Development

7 November 2017, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Join us in Oxford, on 7 November, for a one-day forum to advance new approaches to water valuation, finance and allocation. This forum will convene enterprise, development and government partners to advance action and learning from global experiences.

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Enterprise and the Environment Summer School participants

The Enterprise and Environment Summer School was held from 9th to 21st July 2017 with 20 enthusiastic and highly engaged students representing 13 countries.

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