EDHEC Climate Finance Conference


Financial decisions worldwide are increasingly influenced by the scarcity of resources and by the 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. Given the widespread recognition of climate change risks as perhaps the most fundamental long-term risks for asset managers and asset owners, EDHEC-Risk Institute is committed to launching a number of research and outreach initiatives to help improve our understanding of climate change finance.

During this one-day conference, which shall combine academic lectures and panel discussions, our experts will discuss several issues of increasing importance. These topics shall include the efficiency of the market pricing of climatic risks, the climate risks assessment and disclosure for corporations and their impact on credit analysis, the financial management decisions affected by climate risks and policies, the design of investment strategies to hedge climate risks and liabilities, as well as the impact of green quantitative easing policies by central banks.


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), Frédéric Ducoulombier (ESG Director, ERI Scientific Beta) and professional experts from the industry.


  • Morning sessions: Investing in climate risk


Introductory speech: The Landscape of Climate Finance

Keynote Address

Plenary session: 2 papers selected from the Journal of Corporate Finance

Plenary session: Incorporating Climate Risk in Equity Factor Investing Strategies

Plenary Panel: Approaching Climate Risk From an Asset Owner Perspective


  • Afternoon sessions: Measuring and managing climate risk


Plenary session: Impact of Climate Risk in credit Analysis

Plenary panel: From Green to Blue Bonds

Plenary session: Advances in Climate Risk Stress Testing

Plenary panel: Green Quantitative Easing


Preliminary programme available here.


Sponsorship & speaking opportunities:

Maud Gauchon Marketing & Communication Manager

maud.gauchon@edhec-risk.com Tel.: +33 493 187 887




To register, please fill in the form

To register, please visit https://www.regonline.co.uk/EDHECRiskFintech2019 before December 11, 2019.

Registration fee: €150 (special rate at €105 for endorsing partner members, EDHEC Alumni). Early bird rate at €125. Free for asset owners.

The registration fee includes a buffet lunch, refreshments and conference documentation. Delegates may be refused admission if payment is not received prior to the conference. Accommodation is not included.