Fifth Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture

5th Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture - Afsaneh M. Beschloss (headshot)
Date Wednesday 8 June 2022
Time 16:00 - 17:30
St Hilda's College & Online

Cowley Place 



Afsaneh M. Beschloss

About this event

16:00 BST - In-person and Online Lecture

17:30 - Drinks Reception

The Annual Fernando Lecture is held in memory of Adrian Fernando, COO of EcoSecurities Group, a company conceived to tackle climate change by using market mechanisms to properly price the environment. The series fosters discussion of the role of business & economics in solving the world’s environmental challenges. 

This lecture will be held by video link. Though the speaker will be remote, there will be a live audience both online and in Oxford and the lecture will be followed by a Q&A discussion chaired by Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. A drinks reception will follow the event in Oxford. 

Afsaneh Beschloss is Founder and CEO of RockCreek. Previously, she was Managing Director and Partner at the Carlyle Group. She was Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer of the World Bank and worked at J.P. Morgan. Afsaneh has advised governments, central banks, and regulatory agencies on global public policy and financial policy as well as energy. She led the World Bank’s energy investments and policy work on areas including sustainable investing, renewable energy, power, and infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and founded its Natural Gas Group as a transitional fuel.

Afsaneh is Chair of PBS Foundation and a trustee of the Institute for the Advanced Study. She serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Rockefeller Foundation, where she chairs the finance committee; the Bretton Woods Committee, where she co-chairs the Future of Finance Working Group; Gavi Vaccine Alliance; Georgetown University; and the Center for Global Development. 

Afsaneh holds an MPhil (Honors) in Economics from the University of Oxford, where she taught international trade and economic development. She is the co-author of The Economics of Natural Gas and author of numerous journal articles on energy, finance, renewable energy, and impact investing.

Please ensure you select the appropriate ticket for online participation or attendance in Oxford and it would be helpful if you could cancel and rebook if you change your mind.