One of the many reasons I am excited to lead the Smith School is our collective ambition of making an impact based on interdisciplinary research. The School has been collaborating for fifteen years over a variety of disciplines.
How can Africa build a sustainable energy future? Research from Aoife Brophy and Philipp Trotter highlights three lessons from innovative firms in a number of different countries across the continent.
Financial institutions and data providers should not be able to prevent important studies from being published, writes Dr Ben Caldecott in the FT. Dr Caldecott is the founding director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and Lombard Odier Associate Professor of Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford.
Environmental, social and governance criteria have become shorthand for the non-traditional, extra-financial factors considered by businesses as crucial to managing opportunities and risks.
University of Oxford appoints the next Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
The University of Oxford has appointed Professor Mette Morsing as the next Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and Professor of Business Sustainability. Professor Morsing will take over from Professor Cameron Hepburn as Director on 1 October 2023.
The Smith School and New College, University of Oxford, are delighted to announce the creation of a new professorship in environmental economics. The post will be held by Cameron Hepburn and is named in recognition of philanthropic support from Mr Humphrey Battcock.
The recruitment drive for ESG experts has highlighted concerns about candidates misrepresenting their competence and experience in the field. Smith School Business Fellow Ranjita Rajan speaks to FT Sustainable Views about the need for transparency, collaboration and continuous learning. Climate change risk is a vast and scientifically complex area, so “how can we assume that a board member with an ESG responsibility is a climate change risk expert? It's important to strike a balance between calling out greenwashing, while acknowledging that organisations, boards and individuals need the space to get things wrong, learn, and do better."
At the University of Oxford’s World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, Hubert Keller, Lombard Odier’s Senior Managing Partner, told an audience of world-leaders in policy, academia and business that the financial industry’s approach to sustainable investing needs a radical overhaul.
Fossil fuel power sources producing the equivalent of ten times the global electricity production in 2018 will become unusable if global heating is to be kept below degrees, even if carbon-abatement technologies such as carbon capture and storage, bioenergy, and coal-to-gas conversions are deployed at scale, new research published in Nature Comm