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EVENTS

6th Stranded Assets Forum: From disclosure to data - towards a new consensus for the future of measuring environmental risk and opportunity

6 & 7 April 2017 | Waddesdon Manor | Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH

This high-level forum will explore developments in the way that investors measure company and asset-level exposure to environmental risk and opportunity. New datasets, new analysis of existing data, and new approaches and methodologies (including advanced analytics, 'big data', and remote sensing) could all give financial institutions important information on the environmental performance of their investments.

For further information, please see the Sustainable Finance Programme events webpage.

Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture

27 April 2017 | Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford

In honouring Adrian Fernando, the goal of this Lecture Series, made possible through the generosity of friends and supporters, is to foster discussion of the role of business and economics in solving the world's environmental challenges. This annual lecture commemorates the contribution of Adrian Fernando. He was the COO of EcoSecurities Group plc, a company conceived to tackle climate change based on the idea of using market mechanisms to properly price the environment. EcoSecurities developed more than 400 greenhouse gas emission reduction projects in 36 countries, representing approximately 10% of all projects approved by the United Nations under the Kyoto Protocol's market based mechanisms. EcoSecurities' largest office was in Oxford, from where Adrian led a team addressing climate change through the use of economic tools and business solutions, demonstrating that the environment is a valuable asset deserving of a market price that reflects its scarcity and its long term value.

15th International Conference on Pensions, Insurance and Savings

23-24 May 2017 | University Paris Dauphine, Paris, France

We are pleased to announce the 15th International Conference on Pensions, Insurance and Savings, organized jointly with Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University, the 23rd-24th, May 2017, at the University Paris Dauphine (Paris, France). The deadline for submission is 27th March, 2017.

For further information, please visit the website of the conference.

Enterprise and the Environment Summer School


9-21 July 2017

Aimed mainly at current university students and recent graduates, the Summer School combines our strengths in environmental economics and policy, enterprise management, and financial markets and investment to study critical global environmental challenges in the 21st century. We'll be exploring the value of the environment is to enterprise, and asking: can enterprise save the environment?

Oxford Smith School Sustainable Finance Course 2017


18-21 September 2017

We are inviting applications for our Sustainable Finance Course in 2017. The Sustainable Finance Course was successfully piloted in 2016 and is designed as an introduction to sustainable finance for current and future leaders working in policy, regulation, civil society, and investment. The course is centred around a four-day residential workshop held at a college of the University of Oxford and over the subsequent six to nine months, participants engage in an extended learning project implementing a real-world project related to finance and sustainability. The course is developing a global network of practitioners working at the intersection of finance and the environment.