Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
Dr Ben Caldecott is a world-leading expert on sustainable finance. He is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and a Senior Advisor to the Chair and CEO of the new UK Green Finance Institute. He has conceived and initiated a number of initiatives related to sustainable finance. Ben founded and co-chairs the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI), an alliance of global research universities promoting rigorous and impactful academic research on sustainable finance. He established and leads the Sustainable Finance Interest Group at The Alan Turing Institute and initiated the Spatial Finance Initiative, which aims to mainstream geospatial capabilities enabled by space technology and data science into financial decision-making globally. He co-founded the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI), which is examining the legal basis for directors and trustees to consider, manage, and report on climate change-related risk, and the circumstances in which they may be liable for failing to do so.