Forthcoming Events

Third Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture

Adrian Fernando

Please mark Monday 14th May 2018 in your diary to join us for the Third Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture at SoGE, Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre at 4:00 pm. This important event honours Adrian Fernando, who was Chief Operating Officer of EcoSecurities Groups who aim was to tackle climate change based on the idea of using market mechanisms to properly price the environment. 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. Presenting this year's lecture will be Professor Elke Weber. Elke U. Weber is the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business at Columbia Business School and Professor of Psychology and Earth Institute Professor at Columbia University. She is an expert on behavioural models of decision-making under risk and uncertainty, investigating psychologically and neurally plausible ways to model individual differences in risk taking and discounting, specifically in risky financial situations and environmental decisions. Weber is past president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, and the Society for Neuroeconomics. She has edited two major decision journals, serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals across several disciplines and on advisory committees of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences related to human dimensions in global change, and is a lead author in Working Group III for the 5th Assessment Report of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Space data for environmental and climate financial risk disclosure services

London's Living Room, City Hall | 8-10am | 19 December 2017

Breakfast briefing and networking event by Space4Climate and London Climate Change Partnership

London is a base for world class financial services, environmental consultancies and geo-spatial innovation. The Space4Climate group is working with the London Climate Change Partnership to ensure these industries are aware of, and can make use of, advances in Earth Observation climate data, helping ensure that the UK continues to provide leadership in the environmental, capital and financial services needed for the transition towards global environmental sustainability.

This breakfast briefing event will comprise of briefings on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and current satellite data platforms and products that can support UK based environmental, geo-spatial and financial services organisations in their delivery of environmental and climate financial risk disclosure services.

Full programme and registration.

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Forthcoming Courses

Enterprise and the Environment Summer School

1-13 July 2018

The Enterprise and the Environment Summer School is designed, delivered and managed by the University of Oxford. It is a programme intended for undergraduates, as well as recent graduates and young professionals passionate about leading environmental change in business, NGOs or the government sector. The Summer School combines our world class faculty, cutting edge research and expert practitioners; they will explore topics with you such as environmental economics and policy, enterprise management, financial markets and investment to approach critical environmental challenges in the 21st century.

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Sustainable Finance Foundation Course 2018

9-13 September 2018

We are inviting applications for our Sustainable Finance Foundation Course (SFFC) in 2018. The SFFC was launched in 2016 has been designed and developed by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme as an introduction to sustainable finance for current and future leaders working in a range of sectors, for example: staff at environmental NGOs who would like to help the global financial system create better environmental outcomes; civil servants and regulators working to develop policies that can foster the development of sustainable finance; executives working in financial institutions that need an introduction to sustainability, the environment, and climate change as they relate to finance and investment; philanthropic funders looking to navigate sustainable finance topics so as to support the most impactful activities; and trustees or company directors that want to understand how sustainable finance relates to their fiduciary duties.

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