Asset managers are analyzing pictures and data taken from outer space to predict the physical impacts of global warming, writes Bloomberg Green. The article explores pioneering work by Smith School partner Lombard Odier to use geospatial data in risk analysis. It also explores new research from the Spatial Finance Initiative at the Smith School, led by Ben Caldecott.
New research from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, finds that private sector companies' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices positively affect macroeconomic performance including GDP.
Two articles in the Economist's May 23 2020 edition include comment from Ben Caldecott, Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and Associate Professor at the Smith School. New technology can enable better carbon offsetting - for example the use of high-resolution satellite imagery means that it is possible to know exactly when a tree is cut down.
There is a massive and sustained interest in aligning finance with sustainability. Individual savers, shareholders, politicians and regulators all have a part to play, writes Ben Caldecott for the Telegraph 'Power of Us' campaign.
"If the 1.5C climate target were to be met, over 80 per cent of hydrocarbon assets would be worthless." Ben Caldecott comments in the FT Lex column on the Smith School-led concept of stranded assets.
The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is hosting the 2nd Annual Conference of the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI) in Oxford from 3 to 6 September 2019.