EDHEC Finance of Climate Change Conference


Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources and climate. The extent of the environmental impact from climate change is still uncertain but the recent scientific evidence is increasingly worrisome (IPCC, 2018) and many governments are taking decisive steps in order to avert a catastrophe. The transition towards a low-carbon economy requires a broad array of financial instruments and innovations that will have far-reaching implications for markets, corporations, intermediaries, and investors. The financial implications of climatic change risks - in a context of evolving climate policies - are still understudied. Specific research areas to be covered include the use of capital markets to create market-based emissions trading systems, the efficiency of the market pricing of climatic risks, the role of venture capital and alternative finance to develop new low-emissions technologies, the climate risks assessment and disclosure for banks and non-financial companies, the contribution of project finance and private equity to building clean energy projects, the financial management decisions affected by climate risks and policies, the corporate governance conflicts and incentives in addressing climate risks, and the design of investment strategies to hedge climate risks and liabilities.

Format: 2-days events

1st day day for scholars

Guest Editors:

Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School) Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School) Gianfranco Gianfrate (EDHEC Business School) – managing guest editor

Full paper submissions for the conference (only in English): from July 1 to August 31, 2019. Please send your working paper to the following email: climatefinance@edhec.edu with the subject heading “Conference on Climate Change Finance”.

All information on the call for papers available here.


2nd day for asset managers, asset owners, policymakers, press

Leading experts will be featured at the conference, including, Lionel Martellini (Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute), Gianfranco Gianfrate (Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School), Riccardo Rebonato (Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School), and professional experts from the industry.

Preliminary programme to be announced soon.