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Climate & environmental analytics


Financial institutions cannot secure the data and analytics needed to properly measure and manage their exposures to climate and environmental risks and externalities. While the last decade has seen the exponential growth of climate and environmental data, as well as improved analytics and methods, the vast majority of this has not found its way into decision-making by financial institutions. 

Our work

The adoption of climate and environmental analytics can ensure that climate and environmental factors can be properly measured, priced, and managed by individual financial institutions and across the financial system. This is also a necessary condition to ensure that capital is allocated by financial institutions towards technologies, infrastructure, and business models that lower climate and environmental risks, which are also those required to deliver the net zero carbon transition, climate resilience, and sustainable development. 

Research topics include:

  • Climate and environmental stress tests and scenarios 
  • New tools and capabilities to measure and manage climate and environmental factors across different parts of the financial system
  • Biodiversity and nature-related risk and externalities
  • Climate and environment-related litigation and liabilities
  • Measuring the performance of sustainability-linked instruments
  • How new technologies, such as distributed ledgers and smart contracts, can enable financial transactions and behaviours that support the transition to sustainability
  • Blending public and philanthropic funding and finance with private sources of funding and finance to achieve environmental and social outcomes
  • Policies to green finance and finance green

Projects, programmes, and special initiatives


  • Dr Mark Bernhofen | Research Associate, Climate Analytics and Scenarios
  • Dr Jimena Alvarez | Centre Manager, UK CGFI