We believe that to address climate change and environmental sustainability, it is essential to bring business into the conversation.
We are housed in the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment, ranked #1 globally in the QS World University subject rankings. We focus on environmental economics and policy as well as enterprise management, financial markets, investment and law.
Smith School and COVID-19
The Smith School offices are now closed, reflecting Oxford University's commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our community. The School is carrying on its work during these difficult times, with staff working remotely and with teaching activities and events moved online wherever possible.
Joining efforts from across the University, researchers at the Smith School are at the forefront of global efforts to understand the implications of coronavirus (COVID-19) for business, the economy and the environment, and to help protect our communities.
Education is at the heart of our mission.
We equip the next generation through undergraduate and graduate teaching, and empower business leaders through executive education.
Our customised and open-enrolment programmes are underpinned by our commitment to international engagement with climate change and long-term environmental sustainability. Courses are available at the graduate level as well as for senior managers and executive-level professionals.
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We offer summer school, MSc and DPhil (PhD) programmes. In 2021 we will launch a unique new MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment to equip students with expertise in economics and finance alongside critical environmental issues.
Our research delivers business-focused solutions to stabilise the climate and protect our natural world, by shifting the global economic and financial system to sustainability.
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Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
Our cornerstone for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. We seek to understand the requirements, challenges, and opportunities of reallocating capital towards investments aligned with global environmental sustainability.
Strong, sustainable and resilient recovery: the evidence and a pathway to action
An online, free-to-attend lecture as part of London Climate Action Week.
Speakers: Prof Joseph Stiglitz, Prof Lord Stern of Brentford, Prof Cameron Hepburn
The technological and economic prospects for CO2 utilization and removal, Nature (2019).
Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business, finds a ground-breaking new study from Smith School researchers.
In the News
We host public lectures and academic conferences, and convene business, finance and enterprise partners from around the world.
In light of current government advice on coronavirus, many events have been postponed or cancelled. Where possible, we are now offering events online.
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