2nd Annual Conference
The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (the ‘Alliance’) was founded in 2017 to promote multi-disciplinary academic research on sustainable finance and investment. The Alliance currently consists of 23 global research universities (with more joining), each with expertise in this emerging field.
Each year the Alliance aims to organise the major annual academic conference on sustainable finance and investment internationally. The Alliance is also developing academic collaboration between researchers working on sustainable finance and nurturing the growth and development of graduate students and junior academics working on these topics.
There is significant and growing interest among practitioners, policymakers, and civil society in sustainable finance and investment. High-quality, rigorous academic research can inform necessary developments in its theory and practice. Doing so will help align the financial system with global environmental sustainability, a necessary condition for implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 2nd Annual Conference was hosted by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.
Chair: Dr Ben Caldecott (Oxford)
Conference Manager: Dr Elizabeth Harnett (Oxford)
Dr Amir Amel-Zadeh (Oxford)
Professor Richard Barker (Oxford)
Professor Alexander Bassen (Hamburg)
Professor Rob Bauer (Maastricht)
Professor Gordon Clark (Oxford)
Dr Ivan Diaz-Rainy (Otago)
Dr Charles Donovan (Imperial)
Professor Bob Eccles (Oxford)
Professor Michael Grubb (UCL)
Professor Jim Hawley (Saint Mary’s College of California)
Dr Tessa Hebb (Carleton)
Professor Tom Heller (Stanford)
Dr Christopher Kaminker (Oxford)
Dr Ashby Monk (Stanford)
Professor Nick Robins (LSE)
Dr Falko Paetzold (Zurich)
Alicia Seiger (Stanford)
Dr Paul Smeets (Maastricht)
Dr Luca Taschini (LSE)
Dr Michael Viehs (Oxford)
Professor Olaf Weber (Waterloo)
Professor Wang Yao (CUFE)
Dimitri Zenghelis (LSE)
09:30 - 17:30
The Green Performance Premium Workshop
14:00 - 15:40
Purpose-driven finance: The Manual
Conference Day 1
Opening Panel Discussion
Reception & Dinner
Conference Day 2
Closing Keynote & Paper Prize Awards
18:30 - 19:30
Reception & Dinner
22:00 - 02:00
Organising Committee & GRASFI Membership Meetings
The Examination School of the University of Oxford was the main Conference hub.
Built between 1876 and 1882 and designed by Sir Thomas Jackson, this historical Grade II listed venue was created to house the University of Oxford’s examinations.
Situated in the heart of Oxford, it is easily accessible via a range of public transport methods or is within easy walking distance of many of Oxford’s landmarks.
The GRASFI Conference 2019 was generously supported by:
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We are seeking a limited number of multi-year sponsors to support the Alliance annual conference and the activities of the Alliance.