Written on 27 June 2019.
Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources and by the climate. The extent of the environmental impact from climate change is still uncertain but the recent scientific evidence is increasingly worrisome (IPCC, 2018) and many governments are taking decisive steps in order to avert a catastrophe.
The transition towards a low-carbon economy requires a broad array of financial instruments and innovations that will have far-reaching implications for markets, corporations, intermediaries, and investors.
Given the widespread recognition of climate change risks as perhaps the most fundamental long-term risks for asset managers and asset owners, EDHEC-Risk Institute is committed to launching a number of research and outreach initiatives to help improve our understanding of climate change finance.
During this one-day conference which shall combine academic lectures and panel discussions, our experts will discuss several issues of increasing importance. These topics shall include:
Leading experts will be featured at the conference, including, Lionel Martellini (Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute), Gianfranco Gianfrate (Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School), Riccardo Rebonato (Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School), and professional experts from the industry.
This conference will be preceded on December 16 by an academic gathering which is organized by EDHEC Business School and co-sponsored by the Journal of Corporate Finance, which also will publish a Special Issue of a subset of the papers presented at the conference (see call for paper).
Further information on the conference, including the conference programme, can be found at the dedicated webpage.