Centre for Climate Finance & Investment
The centre’s purpose is to unlock solutions within capital markets to address the challenges posed by global climate change
We execute inter-disciplinary research combining intellectual rigor and industry relevance. Through collaboration between academics and practitioners, we are generating a new understanding of the investment opportunity in renewable energy, clean technologies, and climate-resilient infrastructure
Climate Change: Financial Risks and Opportunities – An Introduction
Research in Development & Thought Pieces
Investors worried about carbon risks need to be looking at industries beyond coal, oil and gas.
Are the major oil and gas companies really prepared for a low-carbon energy system? We’re developing a new approach to help investors find out.
Almost all European countries want to get rid of subsidies for renewable energy projects, but exposing producers to greater market risk may be both inefficient and counterproductive.
Recommended Resources and Programmes
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance – Imperial College Business School tailored Master’s programme
Climate Risk Network – a LinkedIn group initiated in conjunction with the Climate Finance: Financial Risks and Opportunities course
The Grantham Institute – leading authority on climate and environmental science at Imperial College
Cleantech Accelerator – an open-ended accelerator for climate positive technology and start-ups offering early stage entrepreneurs access to business coaching, masterclasses, a free incubator work-space and up to €60,000 equity-free grant funding and an opportunity to be part of the largest Cleantech incubation community in the world. Delivered by Imperial’s Centre for Cleantech Innovation, in partnership with EIT Climate-KIC.
Challenge & Opportunity
The Centre for Climate Finance & Investment is very well positioned to support governments and investors in making the most of the massive opportunity for a greener global economy.Peter KnottGreen Investment Bank
The Centre is grateful for the support of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners who are its founding benefactors. Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners manages direct investments in low-carbon and renewable energy assets and businesses. The company’s management team has more than three decades of experience of investing in global power and energy infrastructure and is currently developing and constructing a $3 billion portfolio of natural gas, renewables and battery storage assets.