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[Canceled] The Current State and Future of Sustainable Finance
April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Payne Institute Spring Seminar Series presents
Dr. Ben Caldecott, Founding Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and Associate Professor
Monday, April 6, 2020
Alderson Hall 352
Aligning finance with sustainability is a necessary condition for tackling the environmental challenges facing humanity. Finance impacts the natural environment directly and indirectly. The environment also directly and indirectly impacts finance and the performance of investments. There is significant and growing interest from policymakers and practitioners in the relationship between the environment, sustainability, and finance.
Sustainable finance is a broad, evolving, and exciting new multidisciplinary field with lots of opportunities for impact. What is the state of sustainable finance today, what are its drivers, and where will it head in the future? Further, what is the role of academic research in this area and how is this evolving?
Dr. Ben Caldecott is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme. He is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, a Visiting Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Ben is also Senior Advisor to the Chair and CEO of the UK Green Finance Institute and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Payne Institute for Earth Resources at the Colorado School of Mines.