Courses

Asset Owner Sustainability Leadership Programme

In brief

Details
Date 21-23 June 2023
Duration 3-day residential
Location Oxford
Fee £6,250


Contact

aoslp@smithschool.ox.ac.uk

Programme Brochure

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Overview

The Asset Owner Sustainability Leadership Programme blends the academic research and teaching expertise at the University of Oxford with the thought leadership and networks of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). In partnering we have co-created a programme which recognises that owner owners are rapidly embracing sustainability, but that there is now a critical need to translate the latest insights in climate and biodiversity science into a responsible investment policy based on evidence-based investment beliefs.

Centred around a three-day residential at the University of Oxford, and held in stunning historical surrounds, participants will engage critically with systems and theories in sustainability, such as:

  • The latest in the science of climate change and biodiversity;
  • Legal contexts, including the interpretations of fiduciary duty, reporting, risks of litigation and more;
  • How asset owners can be sustainability leaders and drive meaningful change;
  • How asset owners use scientific insight when setting a responsible investment policy and when overseeing its execution;
  • The impact of sustainability on asset pricing in financial markets and how this may shape investment beliefs.
  • Opportunities from investing in nature, ESG integration, and more.

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Programme objectives

Through the programme participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of climate science, nature and biodiversity and how these can be applied to scenario analysis.
  • Develop a foundational level of knowledge in sustainability and its interrelationship with financial markets.
  • Explore legal frameworks and how these are relevant to companies and asset owners, and the trajectories for these across jurisdictions.
  • Examine asset owner investment strategies, and understand how they can be made more effective.
  • Consider responsible investing in private markets, and what this means across private equity, reat estate and infrastructure investments.
  • Forge a global network of like-minded finance professionals in the asset ownership industry that are approaching sustainability from different angles and perspectives.
  • Have the opportunity to learn from, challenge, and engage in conversation with leading Oxford faculty and expert practitioners who blend research with experience.
  • Undertake a unique 'Oxford experience' and a residential programme which explores the history and culture that the city has to offer including walking tours, candlelit college dinners and punting.

The programme is designed to equip participants with essential foundational knowledge of core principles and concepts in sustainable finance, as well as an advanced understanding of the very latest developments. It is an ideal preparation for current and emerging professional examinations in sustainable finance and related areas.

Alumni

Alumni will receive invitations to our events and conferences as part of our growing community. Alumni are eligible for a 15% discount on all other Oxford Sustainable Finance Group open enrolment executive programmes.

Programme Directors

Dr Ben Caldecott

Dr Ben Caldecott

 

Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Lombard

Odier Associate Professor

and Senior Research Fellow

Prof Rob Bauer

Prof Rob Bauer

 

Associate Director of Education, International Centre for Pension Management

 

Fees & Funding

The programme fee includes all teaching costs, en-suite accommodation at an Oxford hotel for three nights, breakfast, lunch and a dinner. It does not include the cost of travel to and from Oxford, visas, insurance or any personal expenses.

Fee

£6,250

 

Application form – collection notice

Information collected in the Application Form above will only be used for the purpose of evaluating your application to the Asset Owner Sustainability Leadership Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), University of Oxford. By submitting this form you agree to Oxford processing and sharing the information you provide, along with your name, email address and job details, with ICPM; and to the University of Oxford and their representatives getting in contact with you. Your personal data will otherwise not be made available to third-parties. Information provided will only be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil this purpose. Information is handled, stored and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. By supplying this information you are consenting to the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, SoGE holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. For more information, please see the SoGE's Privacy Policy.

In brief

Details
Date 21-23 June 2023
Duration 3-day residential
Location Oxford
Fee £6,250


Contact

aoslp@smithschool.ox.ac.uk

Programme Brochure

Download Programme Brochure