Bank of England and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) Climate and capital conference

20 October 2022 The Bank of England and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) hosted a conference to explore climate change and capital. The objective of the conference was to facilitate discussion on the complex issues associated with adjusting the capital framework to take account of climate-related financial risks. The conference met the commitment the PRA set […]

Financing of the energy transition in Hungary

12 December 2022 – 9.00-10.45 (UK time) Financing of the energy transition in Hungary is a two-day, four-session, English-language online conference organised by Cambridge Econometrics, the British Embassy in Budapest and the Hungarian Economic Association Gireesh Shrimali will be the keynote speaker for the panel session on UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, which will […]

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

Is the energy crisis an opportunity for banks? Ben Caldecott comments

Financial services companies, especially European banks, are often eager to talk about how sustainable finance, the transition to a lower-carbon economy, is a huge business opportunity for them, writes Dominic O’Neill for Euromoney. Analysts at Morgan Stanley estimate that this energy transition could award wholesale banks extra revenue of between $15 billion and $20 billion […]

Times article: Big businesses are told ‘Your ‘greenwash’ tactics won’t wash’

Greenwashing is set to be a key issue at the Cop27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, which starts today, writes Ben Spencer for the Times. Climate activist Greta Thunberg last week said she will not attend the conference because it is rife with “many different kinds of greenwashing”. Activists have criticised the involvement of Coca-Cola […]

Copernicus Sentinels help to spur green financial investments

Oxford’s Spatial Finance Initative is being supported by the European Space Agency’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to accelerate green economic development in Europe and beyond. Imagery from the mission is contributing to SFI to enable investors, regulators and governments to price in environmental externalities and funnel capital towards more sustainable and resilient enterprises. Advancing the responsible management of […]

Big banks and UN green finance group clash in alliance: Wall Street Journal article

An uprising by banks in the United Nations-sponsored climate coalition Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero has been quelled, but opened wounds that could weaken an alliance meant to funnel trillions of dollars to fund the transition away from fossil fuels, per the Wall Street Journal. “GFANZ needs to answer the question: ‘What is it […]

Barclays and Oxford University Announce 3 Year Agri-Climate Partnership

Barclays has announced a three-year partnership with Oxford University’s Sustainable Finance Group (OxSFG) and the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI). This first of its kind project will meet the urgent need to generate better emissions data and establish decarbonisation pathways which would enable Barclays and other financial institutions to support clients in […]