The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group is supported by research grants and donations from a wide range of organisations, including corporates, governments, individuals, philanthropic foundations, and research councils.
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The IKEA Foundation is supporting, with a grant of £4.5 million over three years, four key University of Oxford Sustainable Finance Group projects, aimed at making a significant contribution to aligning finance and the financial system with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Lombard Odier Partnership on Sustainable Investment
Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford have launched a new multi-year partnership to foster research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment, with a particular focus on climate change, circular economy and nature. Part of the partnership is the creation of the first endowed professorship of sustainable finance at any major global research university.
Dr Ben Caldecott, founder and Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, has been appointed the first holder of the post and will become the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford.
The post is based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and connected to Oriel College, Oxford.
- Lombard Odier will work with Oxford University's scholars to integrate the University's pioneering work into their own proprietary research and investment solutions
- Oxford will establish a programme for the ongoing training of Lombard Odier investment professionals, while Oxford scholars will benefit from accessing Lombard Odier's research and product innovation
- The two institutions will host a joint annual research forum, open to the wider academic and practitioner community.
The Ashden Trust, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Brunel Pensions Partnership, BNP Paribas Asset Management, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Climate-KIC, ClimateWorks, European Climate Foundation, Energy Foundation, European Commission, Federal German Environment Agency (UBA), Finance Dialogue, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Growald Family Fund, HSBC, The IKEA Foundation, INSPIRE, Ivey Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation, KR Foundation, Lombard Odier, MSCI, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), The Oxford Martin School, The Rothschild Foundation, Standard Chartered, Tellus Mater Foundation, UBS, The Wallace Global Fund, and the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Global Advisory Council
The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group's Global Advisory Council has been created to guide our work. It also provides an important high-level forum for work on sustainable finance and stranded assets to be co-ordinated internationally.
Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment
We initiated Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI) in 2017 and it is now a preeminent network of 30 global research universities working together to promote rigorous and highly impactful academic research on sustainable finance and investment.