The Centre for Climate Finance & Investment undertakes cutting-edge research on how capital markets are responding to global climate change.

Helping investors and policymakers overcome the lack of clarity about risk and opportunities arising in a changing climate. Our research covers five workstreams: Climate Risk Scenarios and Stress Testing; Nature; Clean Energy Investing; Climate Finance Markets and Instruments; and Adaptation and Resilience.

The Centre works closely with the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment and the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis. Imperial College Business School launched the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance in September 2016 in partnership with the Grantham Institute.

Recent reports

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Forestry-Backed Assets Design

New research from the Singapore Green Finance Centre finds that bundling forest investments across forest ages, geographies, and ecosystems can reduce investment risk by half or more.
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Coal mining in Indonesia

The Great Carbon Arbitrage

New research co-authored by Patrick Bolton, Professor of Finance and Economics at the CCFI, demonstrates how the social benefits would outweigh the costs of a transition from coal to renewable energy.
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Net-Zero Carbon Portfolio Alignment

New research into achieving Net-Zero through active and passive portfolios. The paper outlines a methodology to align portfolios with a science-based carbon budget, consistent with maintaining a global temperature rise below 1.5oC.
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The Race for Green Capital in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are highly vulnerable to climate change and require significant amounts of foreign capital to fund transition, mitigation, and adaption measures. EM is not capturing its share of the potential. Our paper explores the reasons why.
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Notes to Researchers

The CCFI works closely with other researchers and centres within Imperial College London. If you are interested to work with the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment please get in touch.