Training current and future leaders is one of our theories of change. We offer a full range of programmes, including both open-enrolment executive and customised programmes delivered in-person, online, and blended, as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision for students enrolled at the University of Oxford.

Degree awarding

Each year the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group supervises or co-supervises Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) students on sustainable finance topics. Students apply to the DPhil in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. The DPhil is the University of Oxford’s premier research degree, awarded to candidates who have successfully completed a major piece of original research. The course provides support and an intellectual environment to pursue your own independent research.

Modules, Options, or Electives within degree awarding courses

The MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment addresses two pervasive and unmet challenges of our time: making the transition to a zero-carbon and environmentally sustainable economic model, whilst simultaneously enabling sustainable development for everyone, poor and rich alike. The course views these challenges through the lenses of finance, economics and enterprise – both public and private – whilst also leveraging the environmental, systems, and data sciences. Sustainable finance is a mandatory core module as part of the MSc.

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– Sustainable finance is available as an optional elective for all students enrolled in MSc/MPhil degrees in the School of Geography and the Environment.

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– Sustainable finance is available as an optional elective for all students enrolled in MSc/MPhil degrees in the School of Geography and the Environment.

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– Sustainable finance is available as an optional elective for all students enrolled in MSc/MPhil degrees in the School of Geography and the Environment.

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– Sustainable finance is available as an optional elective for all students enrolled in MSc/MPhil degrees in the School of Geography and the Environment.

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The Oxford Geography degree provides a holistic view of the workings of physical and human environments, the ways in which humans are transforming the world and the implications for human societies. Students are introduced to the full range of geographical topics in the foundational courses, which they can then follow up in more detail in the optional papers, shaping their programme to match their developing interests. Sustainable finance is available as an optional second or third year Final Honour School option.

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The Society is open to matriculated students at the University of Oxford and its student committee organises a reading group and termly talks, socials, and excursions. It brings together undergraduate and graduate students from across the collegiate university who share a common interest in sustainable finance. 
The Society was co-founded by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. It is funded each year by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group.

Executive Education and other non-degree awarding courses

P3S Academy is a global centre of learning and capacity building focused on how the public and third sectors can grasp the opportunities associated with sustainable finance.

Established in 2021, the P3S Academy supports central and local government, regulators, supervisory authorities, multilateral institutions, campaigning NGOs, charities, and philanthropy. We are building a full spectrum of capacity building activities in relation to sustainable finance and have a portfolio of in person, online and blended learning programmes, masterclasses, workshops, events, and more that will be open to individuals, teams and organisations. Many of these course are free or heavily subsidised for participants from the public and third sectors.

Launched in 2016 and designed to be the premier executive programme on sustainable finance globally. A five-day residential workshop at the University of Oxford, the programme is an introduction to sustainable finance for professionals working across a range of sectors. It equips participants with essential knowledge the of principles and concepts, as well as an advanced understanding of the latest developments. The programme attracts the best and brightest current and future leaders from a diverse range of sectors and delivers a unique in-person experience that equips them with the knowledge and networks required to undertake significant future work on sustainable finance. 

Measuring and managing climate-related financial risks is critical for institutions across the financial system. This three-day programme is designed to equip individuals from financial institutions and regulators, government officials, and corporate strategists with the latest understanding of climate risks.

On this programme, participants will explore principles of net zero aligned offsetting, the state and trends of offsetting projects, the role of investor coalitions, engagement campaigns, removals budgets, policy trends and developments for compliance and voluntary markets, examine case studies of net zero aligned offsetting in practice, as well as study societal impacts and perceptions of offsetting, and the increasing prevalence of greenwashing, greenhushing and greeenwishing.

The programme will provide participants with a range of tools for engagement escalation and for robust evaluation of outcomes and impacts. The programme is grounded in real-world examples of stewardship, and participants will engage in practical exercises to apply and develop their stewardship capabilities.

Developed in partnership with Pearson, this sustainable finance online course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate impactful and sustainable change.

Helps participants build and negotiate multi-sector partnerships and combine capital sources. They will learn directly from world leaders in blended finance, and be shown how these leaders structure deals to achieve large scale positive impact.

Customised programmes

We have significant experience in designing and delivering customised executive education programme. These programmes are underpinned by cutting-edge research and delivered by world-leading faculty and expert practitioners from across Oxford’s networks. We have worked with clients from a multitude of geographies and sectors, and are able to tailor solutions for different layers within organisations (including, at board level.)   

Our programmes can be designed to enable participants to engage critically with a number of systems and theories in sustainable finance and investment such as; active ownership, the carbon bubble, climate finance, conservation finance, disclosure, divestment, engagement, ESG, green banks, green bonds, green benchmarks and indices, impact investing, public private partnerships, reporting, responsible investment, stranded assets, green taxonomies, and more. Beyond these areas, we can speak to the wider sustainability and ESG agenda through resources and capabilities at Oxford.

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Recent customised programmes we have developed include:

  • A multi-cohort green finance programme for policy makers delivered in North America, Southeast Asia, Australasia and Latin America;

  • A bespoke programme for senior leaders and the executive committee at a multi-national financial services company;

  • A bespoke programme for a professional services firm that were seeker a deeper understanding of ESG.