Forthcoming Events


The Rothschild Foundation

Sustainable Finance Forum

7-8 June 2018 | Waddesdon Manor

The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme together with The Rothschild Foundation and the KR Foundation are hosting the 7th Sustainable Finance Forum (formerly called the Stranded Assets Forums) on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2018.

The first day of the forum will focus on impact. We will examine the latest developments in how to measure and track the impact investments and investee companies have on climate change and the different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will also explore how to reduce information asymmetries in impact investing, both in terms of originating opportunities and finding opportunities within existing company, government, and NGO portfolios. We are particularly interested in how new approaches might be applied in emerging and developing country markets.

The second day will host the 2nd annual meeting of the Asset-level Data Initiative (ADI) and will focus on how to realise the ambition of making accurate, comparable, and comprehensive asset-level data tied to ownership publicly available across key sectors and geographies. ADI was established in 2017 by five founding organisations: the University of Oxford, Stanford University, CDP, World Resources Institute, and 2 Degrees Investing Initiative.

By Invitation only


Inaugural Conference: Northern European Partnership for Sustainable Finance (NEPSF)

6 March 2018, 0900 - 2100 | Guildhall, City of London

Northern Europe is at the very centre of global efforts to align finance with sustainability, including in terms of policy, regulation, and investment practice. But there is an urgent need to further improve this global engine for improving and multiplying the use of sustainable finance.

In response, the Northern European Partnership for Sustainable Finance (NEPSF) has been established as a collaboration designed to ensure that Northern Europe continues to be the centre of innovation in sustainable finance and investment and drives progress internationally. Further success in Northern Europe can support efforts elsewhere in Europe, support supra-national action through the European Union (e.g. Capital Markets Union), and efforts across the G7 and G20. There is also a need for a vehicle to support European cooperation on sustainable finance that straddles both EU and non-EU member states. These efforts will help ensure that capital flows are consistent with the transition to global environmental sustainability and climate resilient development.

The Partnership is being launched at its inaugural conference on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at the City of London's Guildhall. The Partnership will initially involve organisations and representatives from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK, as well as representatives from relevant European institutions. It will be open to financial institutions, regulators, policymakers, civil society, researchers, and investor coalitions.

Activities under the Partnership will develop over time and will need to be i) an innovation in practice or policy, mainstreaming of such innovations, or introducing relevant ideas into new contexts; ii) an activity where cross-border collaboration and coordination across Northern Europe is important to success; iii) additional and not duplicative of existing processes or activities; and iv) impactful and practicable.

More details will be available in due course. In the interim, please save the date or apply to secure your place by contacting us events@smithschool.ox.ac.uk.


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