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SSEE View

About SSEE View

SSEE View distils the latest research to support business decision-making in relation to environmental change. Our target audience includes executive and non-executive company directors, institutional investors, asset owners and corporate advisors. SSEE View is available through subscription.

The Programme is run by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) at the University of Oxford.

Rationale

Businesses face important decisions due to the economic, social and regulatory consequences of environmental change. These decisions will often be taken under conditions of uncertainty, presenting opportunities and risks that are a focus of the Smith School's research interests. SSEE View exists to engage enterprise and investors with our work, and with relevant research from other departments within the University.

What we do

SSEE View collates research being published by social scientists in various departments across the University of Oxford. We review the literature from a perspective of business salience, drawing on well-established interdisciplinary knowledge networks that are in place at the Oxford Smith School. We produce a quarterly precis of the most relevant research, with an editorial summary that highlights empirical findings and implications. The work is disseminated, discussed and debated through private tutorials between subscribers and senior academics.

SSEE View eschews classroom lectures in favour of Oxford’s time-tested tutorial method as the optimal format to exchange knowledge, to challenge, and to be challenged. Private tutorials provide a unique forum for engagement. Tutorials are arranged at regular intervals, curated by senior academics and are generally convened at the subscriber’s place of work.

Why SSEE?

Oxford’s social sciences division accounts for just under 1,000 academics and researchers in total. The Oxford Smith School’s home department - the School of Geography and the Environment is ranked #1 globally in the QS World University subject rankings, and we have published some 1500 interdisciplinary research papers over the last three years. Oxford Smith School faculty also variously hold cross-appointments at the Saïd Business School, the Oxford Martin School, and the Institute of New Economic Thinking.

Our research sometimes makes for uncomfortable reading. A recent paper on the 2°C capital stock prompted Martin Wolf to comment in the Financial Times that “far from having years to work out how to curb the risks of climate change, we face an imminent moment of truth”. We seek to inform and support enterprise decision making, and our work regularly achieves traction.

SSEE View’s research summaries and tutorials follow a thematic structure that covers climate, energy, food, water, transport, infrastructure and sustainable finance. In establishing business salience, we focus on opportunities as well as risks; drawing on Oxford's world-leading research in areas such as renewables, energy storage, distributed utilities, decarbonised transport and smart infrastructure.

Academic Leads

Ben Caldecott

Ben Caldecott
Sustainable Finance

Prof Gordon L Clark

Prof Gordon L Clark
Director of the Smith School

Dr Dustin Garrick

Dr Dustin Garrick
Environmental Management

Prof Robert Hahn

Prof Robert Hahn
Environmental Economics

Prof Cameron Hepburn

Prof Cameron Hepburn
Resources and Energy

Dr Rob Hope

Dr Rob Hope
Water

Dr Caitlin McElroy

Dr Caitlin McElroy
Sustainable Development

Dr Sarah McGill

Dr Sarah McGill
Research Manager

Dr Alex Money

Dr Alex Money
Programme Director

Leadership

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For more information, please contact the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment on +44 (0)1865 614 963, or email Dr Alex Money, the Programme Director. Alternatively, please fill in the contact form.