Gianfranco Gianfrate


EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Research Director

Main contributions

Journal of Corporate Finance (2022), Covid Economics (2021), The Energy Journal (2020), Energy Policy (2020), Journal of Cleaner Production (2019 ; 2020), Harvard Business Review (2019), Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (2017), Journal of Private Equity (2016 ; 2015), Corporate Ownership and Control (2012 ; 2009 ; 2007), Corporate Governance: An International Review (2007)

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise: Sustainable finance, socially responsible investing, climate change finance, venture capital, private equity, IPO, crowdfunding, crowdlending, corporate valuation, shareholders activism, institutional investors


Gianfranco Gianfrate is Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and Research Director at EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute. He writes and researches on topics related to innovation financing, corporate valuation, and climate change finance. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School, he held teaching and research positions at University of Cambridge (UK), Erasmus University (Netherlands), Harvard University (USA), and Bocconi University (Italy). Gianfranco also has extensive experience in the financial industry, having worked, among others, for Deloitte Corporate Finance (Italy), Hermes Investment Management (UK), and iStarter (UK). Gianfranco holds a BA and a PhD in Business Administration from Bocconi University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Publications of Gianfranco Gianfrate

10.04.2023 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

Risks and Returns in Crowdlending

Gianfranco Gianfrate, Saman Adhami, Sofia Johan

Eurasian Business Review, Volume Volume 13, April 2023, Pages 309 - 340

23.03.2023 - EDHEC publication

3 questions to Gianfranco Gianfrate on the risks associated with crowdlending

Gianfranco Gianfrate

EDHEC VOX, March 2023

01.01.2023 - Chapter publication

Cost of capital and climate risks

Gianfranco Gianfrate

Elgar, New York, January 2023

01.12.2022 - Chapter publication

Technology diversification in mini-grids portfolios

Gianfranco Gianfrate

Singapore, December 2022

12.04.2022 - Article in a peer reviewed journal

The finance of climate change

Gianfranco Gianfrate, Calvet, Laurent Calvet

Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 73, May 2022, Pages 1 - 4