Faculty

The course is designed by academics from the University of Oxford, and lead and directed by:

Dr Ben Caldecott

Dr Ben Caldecott

Dr Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme is a multidisciplinary research centre working to be the world's best place for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. He is concurrently an Adviser to The Prince of Wales's Accounting for Sustainability Project, an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Ben specialises in environment, energy, and sustainability issues and works at the intersection between finance, government, civil society, and academe, having held senior roles in each domain.

Dr Caitlin McElroy

Dr Caitlin McElroy

Dr Caitlin McElroy is a Departmental Research Lecturer and Director of Executive Education Programmes at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Her research has revolved around the interactions between the mining industry, environment, and development. She is currently developing a programme: Sharing Resource Prosperity that explores the improved environmental sustainability and development of resource driven economies. Her first degree is from the University of Pennsylvania in History and Environmental Studies (Hons) followed by an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy (Dist) from the University of Oxford. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford in Economic Geography that was funded through a Clarendon Scholarship.

We blend theoretical rigour with professional insight during the course with contributions from leading Oxford faculty and industry experts.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Jane Ambachtsheer, Partner and Global Head of Responsible Investment, Mercer Investments
  • Richard Nourse, Managing Partner, Greencoat Capital
  • Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency
  • Dr Caitlin McElroy, Departmental Research Lecturer and Director of Executive Education Programmes, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
  • Dr Paul Jepson, Course Director of the MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, School of Geography and the Environment
  • Peter Wheeler, Executive Vice President, The Nature Conservancy
  • Michael Sheren, Senior Advisor, Bank of England
  • Charlie Kronick, Senior Climate Advisor, Greenpeace UK
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