Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford announce today the launch of a new multi-year partnership to foster research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment, with a particular focus on climate change, circular economy and nature.
The partnership will create the first endowed senior academic post in sustainable finance at any major global research university. Dr Ben Caldecott has been appointed the first holder of the post, and will become the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Sustainable Finance, based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment within the School of Geography and the Environment.
Professor Dame Sarah Whatmore FBA, Head of the Social Sciences Division, said, 'This timely partnership with Lombard Odier will help to ensure the University of Oxford can scale its pioneering multidisciplinary research on sustainable finance. Our researchers have significant analytical insights to bring to bear on this profoundly important set of issues and this unique collaboration will enhance their ability to do so over the long-term.'
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