Team

Dr Ben Caldecott

Dr Ben Caldecott

Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance; Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment

Dr Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. At the University of Oxford, he is the inaugural Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance, the first ever endowed professorship of sustainable finance, and a Supernumerary Fellow at Oriel College. Ben is also the founding Director and Principal Investigator of the UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment (CGFI), established by UK Research and Innovation in 2021 as the national centre to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions internationally.

Dr Nicola Ranger

Dr Nicola Ranger

Deputy Director, UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment and Head of Sustainable Finance Research for Development, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Dr Nicola Ranger is Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment and Head of Sustainable Finance Research for Development at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. Her research focuses on the financial and fiscal implications of climate and environmental change and the role of sustainable finance in strengthening resilience. She has a particular interest in emerging and developing economies and works at the intersection of science, risk analytics, finance, economics and policy.

Dr Steven Reece

Dr Steven Reece

Head of Machine Learning Research and Data Science, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Steve is head of the Machine Learning Research and Data Science cluster in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. His team exploits and further develops state-of-the-art machine learning for mapping and characterising assets world-wide that exhibit both environmental and financial risk. Current work is focussed on creating asset level datasets of the world's most polluting industries using remote sensing and unstructured text reports.

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Head of Capacity Building and Partnerships, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and Deputy Director, Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance

Andrew McCarthy is the Head of Capacity Building and Partnerships at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. Andrew is also the Deputy Director of the Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance (The "P3S Academy"). Andrew is responsible for managing and developing a strong pipeline of capacity building and training projects. He works on a wide range of courses, including open-enrolment, bespoke, online, and in-person, covering a wide range of levels of seniority (from boards and senior management to new graduates), types of client (from financial institutions to civil society), and different geographies.

Christophe Christiaen

Christophe Christiaen

Lead, Innovation and Impact, UK Centre for Greening Finance & Investment and Deputy Head, Spatial Finance Initiative

Christophe is the Data, Innovation and Impact Lead within the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, developing innovation strategy and partnerships for the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment as well as the Spatial Finance Initiative which he co-founded.

Arti Rajkumar

Arti Rajkumar

Group Manager, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Arti leads on administration for the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. Arti is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), she completed her post-graduation in International Business after her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Hindu College, Delhi University.

Dr Juan Sabuco

Dr Juan Sabuco

Lead, Agriculture, Spatial Finance Initiative and Senior Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Dr Juan Sabuco leads work on agriculture as part of the Spatial Finance Initiative. He is also a Senior Research Associate in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group.

Dr Xiaoyan Zhou

Dr Xiaoyan Zhou

Lead, Sustainable Finance Performance, Transition Finance Research and Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Dr Xiaoyan Zhou is part of the Transition Finance Research cluster in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and leads work on sustainable finance performance, including the Energy Transition Risk and Cost of Capital Project.

Dr Matthew McCarten

Dr Matthew McCarten

Lead, Heavy Industry, Spatial Finance Initiative and Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Dr Matthew McCarten leads work on heavy industry as part of the Spatial Finance Initiative. His main areas of research include corporate finance, financial regulation and ESG related issues.

Dr Nataliya Tkachenko

Dr Nataliya Tkachenko

Research Associate, Machine Learning and Data Science, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Dr Nataliya Tkachenko is part of the Machine Learning and Data Science cluster in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. Her interests like in prediction and mitigation of climate risks, models of sustainable production and consumption and socio-environmental adaptation.

Dr Lucas Kruitwagen

Dr Lucas Kruitwagen

Research Associate, Machine Learning and Data Science, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Dr Lucas Kruitwagen is part of the Machine Learning and Data Science cluster in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. His research examines how technology is changing the availability of company environmental risk information.

Dr Felicia Liu

Dr Felicia Liu

Lead, Pulp and Paper, Spatial Finance Initiative and Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Felicia Liu leads work on pulp and paper as part of the Spatial Finance Initiative and works on the Future of Engagement Project. She is a Research Associate in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. Her research looks at sustainable finance engagement strategies, and biodiversity and nature finance.

David Kampmann

David Kampmann

Research Assistant, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

David is a Research Assistant at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group. His research looks at asset-level data and the development of the Risk, Impact, and Opportunity Tool.

Dr Kevin Tang

Dr Kevin Tang

Research Assistant, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Kevin is a Research Assistant at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group working on spatial finance. His research looks at the impacts of Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure projects and investments on climate change, the environment, and sustainable economic development in recipient countries across Asia.

Christian Wilson

Christian Wilson

Research Assistant, Transition Finance Research, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

Christian is part of the Transition Finance Research cluster in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, researching energy transition risks as part of the Energy Transition Risk and Cost of Capital Project. His research focuses on how sustainable finance can alter the flow and cost of capital to carbon-intensive sectors and generate sensitive intervention points in the post-carbon transition.

José Luis Reséndiz

José Luis Reséndiz

Research Assistant, Transition Finance Research, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group

José Luis is part of the Transition Finance Research cluster in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, researching transition finance and sustainability-linked debt. His research focuses on how sustainability performance targets can support credible decarbonisation strategies of carbon-intensive industries.

Faculty and Research Affiliates

Faculty Affiliates

Amir Amel-Zadeh

Dr Amir Amel-Zadeh

Associate Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School
Atif Ansar

Dr Atif Ansar

Programme Director of the MSc in Major Programme Management (MMPM), Saïd Business School
Prof Richard Barker

Prof Richard Barker

Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School
Abrar Chaudhury

Dr Abrar Chaudhury

Research Fellow, Saïd Business School
Prof Gordon L Clark

Prof Gordon L Clark

Senior Consultant and Emeritus Professor, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
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Professor Robert Eccles

Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Saïd Business School
Prof Cameron Hepburn

Prof Cameron Hepburn

Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
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Mary Johnstone-Louis

Senior Research Fellow and Programme Director, Saïd Business School
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Professor Colin Mayer CBE

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School
Dr Alex Money

Dr Alex Money

Director, Innovative Infrastructure Investment Programme
Dr Michael Urban

Dr Michael Urban

Research Associate in Finance and Geography, School of Geography and the Environment
Dr Thom Wetzer

Dr Thom Wetzer

Director, Oxford Sustainable Law Programme; Associate Professor of Law and Finance, Faculty of Law
Professor Dariusz Wójcik

Professor Dariusz Wójcik

Professor of Economic Geography, School of Geography and the Environment

Research Affiliates

Jane Ambachtsheer

Jane Ambachtsheer

Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Sarah Barker

Sarah Barker

Special Counsel, Minter Ellison Lawyers
Kingsmill Bond

Kingsmill Bond

Senior Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Saskia de Vries

Dr Saskia de Vries

Head of International Financial Architecture, Financial Stability Division, De Nederlandsche Bank
Dr Jesse M. Keenan

Dr Jesse M. Keenan

Honorary Research Associate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and Associate Professor of Real Estate, School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
Graham Mannion

Graham Mannion

Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs (based in San Francisco)
Joe Mascaro

Dr Joe Mascaro

Director of Academic Programs, Planet
Ellie Mulholland

Ellie Mulholland

Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
Dr Rahmat Poudineh

Dr Rahmat Poudineh

Senior Research Fellow & Director of Research, Electricity Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Dr David Robinson

Dr David Robinson

Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Nicole Röttmer

Dr Nicole Röttmer

Founder and CEO of The CO-Firm
Michael Sheren

Michael Sheren

Senior Advisor, Prudential Regulation Authority, Bank of England and Co-Chair G20 Green Finance Study Group

Graduate Students

Galina Alova

Galina Alova

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment
Moritz Baer

Moritz Baer

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment
Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment
Jimmy Jia

Jimmy Jia

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment
Krister Koskelo

Krister Koskelo

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment
Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment
Christian Wilson

Christian Wilson

Graduate Student, School of Geography and the Environment