Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Tech Lab

Is a multidisciplinary academic biome creating the focal point for the delivery of sustainable economic, social and industrial technology enabled solutions for the future global economy.

As the world gravitates away from a carbon intensive economic model to a more sustainable one, the most effective solutions will be those which have been developed through the Sustainable Tech Lab’s rigorous multidisciplinary academic engine. At the heart of the Lab is the belief that effective metrics and solutions — traditionally challenging to formalize and validate — can be effectively designed and implemented through the creation of disruptive technologies powered by AI/ML to support the transition to regenerative economies.

In addition to research output, the Sustainable Tech Lab will provide a coordinated platform for thought leadership utilising the Triple Helix model for solving complex challenges—bringing academia, governments and industry practitioners together. By initiating an active engagement programme, we seek to better enable corporate environmental disclosure, more effective governmental policy making and sustainable profitability.

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The Sustainable Tech Lab is part of the Imperials IX initiative which plans to support academia and industry collaborating deeply, using machine learning to tackle our greatest challenges and throwing out the rule book for the university.

Research themes

financial technolgy

AI and Climate Risk Analytics

We are working with financial institutions and regulators on “downscaling tools for climate physical risk assessment”, “climate sensitive asset pricing” and “financed emission estimation”.
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AI and Financial Inclusion

We have ongoing projects with Africa Development Bank and global reinsurers on “AI and parametric insurance” and “AI and financial inclusion in developing countries”.