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Sustainable Finance Programme Summer Garden Party

6pm, 6 July 2017 | Oriel College, University of Oxford

On behalf of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, we are delighted to invite you to our summer garden party on the 6th July 2017 at Oriel College, Oxford. There will be pimms and canapés from 6pm in Second Quad.

Please register by Monday 3 July by emailing events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk.

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.


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

18 October 2017 | Vancouver, BC & 20 October | Toronto, ON

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.

At these conferences, you are invited to join leading members of Canada's business, law and investment communities to discuss the liability risks to Canadian directors and companies from failing to take seriously the need to transition to a low-carbon economy, and to think through strategies to ameliorate those risks and to promote strong, facilitative governance and regulatory policies for both companies and investors. Discussions will address (a) boards' and investment trustees' fiduciary obligations to develop climate-resilient strategies; (b) securities disclosure requirements and liability risks; and (c) the best thinking on operationalizing Canada's transition to a low-carbon economy.

These conferences are being developed as part of the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI), a joint initiative originally founded in 2016 by three organisations: The University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, The Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability Project, and ClientEarth. Since then, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia joined to become founding Canadian partners.