Overview

Together, we can build a cleaner, safer, cheaper and more prosperous world. But to do this, we need to solve complex, interrelated challenges as fast as possible.

We approach environmental challenges through the cross-cutting disciplines of economics, enterprise, finance and law. Many of our programmes and projects draw on elements from each.

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Finance

Focused on how sustainability affects financial markets and investments. Areas of interest include: corporate social responsibility and its relation to corporate performance; sustainable investment strategies; the role of financial markets in promoting sustainable business practices; the long-term investment decision-making about pension funds.

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Economics

Looks at the design and implementation of economic policy initiatives that affect enterprise and the environment. Areas of interest include: the use of economic instruments to promote environmental quality; the role of markets in pricing externalities; and the cost effectiveness and impact of regulation designed to facilitate environmental performance.

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Enterprise

Considers the way in which enterprise (for profit and not-for-profit) manage their environmental footprint and liabilities as well as their relationships with shareholders and stakeholders.

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Law

Law offers powerful tools that can be instrumental to advancing global sustainability across climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and transitions in the energy and food sectors.

Our work includes:

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Accelerating the transition to clean energy

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Managing water risks for growth and development

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Identifying climate risk and enabling a stable climate

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Creating sustainable circular economies

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Finding innovative ways to protect biodiversity

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Investigating the economics of new food systems