Evaluating net zero transition plans in emissions-intensive sectors

Credible, feasible and actionable transition plans are critical to achieving net zero. The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group has today published a new series of discussion papers that aim to develop a deeper understanding of transition plans and finance across four emissions-intensive sectors: oil & gas, power generation, steel, and aviation. The research draws on workshops […]

Oxford University announces winners of Inaugural Greening Finance Prize

The University of Oxford today announced the inaugural winners of a prestigious new prize in green finance. The ‘Insight Investment – University of Oxford Prize for Greening Finance’ is the preeminent prize in an increasingly important area of research and practice. The prize has two categories, for outstanding research and for outstanding service, open to […]

University of Oxford and Insight Investment launch research prize for green finance

PRIZE LAUNCHED WITH INSIGHT INVESTMENT ENDOWMENT NOMINATIONS INVITED AND JUDGES ANNOUNCED LONDON: 20 March 2023 – The University of Oxford has announced a new research prize for greening finance, established with an endowment from Insight Investment, a £653.6bn1 global asset and risk manager. The ‘Insight Investment – University of Oxford Prize for Greening Finance’ will become […]

Wall Street Clashes With Green Bankers Fed Up With Oil Agenda – Ben Caldecott comments

A number of banks in the Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA), the world’s biggest climate-finance alliance, are reviewing their membership in objection to perceived concessions to Wall Street, Bloomberg have reported. Commenting in Bloomberg, CGFI Director Dr Ben Caldecott said that, given the Alliance’s size, “it was always going to be hard” to be the […]

BLOG: Transition pathway envelopes are required to guide transition finance

By Gireesh Shrimali, PhD; University of Oxford Limiting global warming to 1.5°C – required to avoid catastrophic damages – implies reaching net zero CO2 emissions globally around 2050. Recognizing this, the UNFCC COP21 in Paris in 2015 set net-zero emissions as a goal for countries and business.[1] In response, increasing number of not only countries but […]

P3S Academy Summit

P3S Academy Summit: 6th November 2023 The Public and Third Sector Academy (P3S Academy) at the University of Oxford is holding its flagship annual summit in the historical surrounds of One Great George Street, Westminster, London. The Summit is designed to co-ordinate global efforts on sustainable finance, spotlight work and successes, provide a forum to […]

UK competition watchdog to ease rules on climate change action – Ben Caldecott comments

The UK competition regulator will ease the antitrust rules on climate change initiatives to tackle business concerns that collaboration on climate action could expose them to claims of collusion, writes Kate Beioley and Camilla Hodgson in the Financial Times. Ben Caldecott, director of the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment research initiative, said regulators […]

Transition Finance for Africa

The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, British International Investment, NinetyOne and the Blended Finance Taskforce have co-develop a Practitioner’s Guide to Transition Finance in Africa. Its development has drawn on an active working group of sustainability professionals from leading African financial institutions and other organisations. Find out more