Imperial College opens green business school

Imperial College has opened a green business school to help people make better sustainable investment decisions. The Centre for Climate Finance and Investment will help its students manage the risk and […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Imperial College has opened a green business school to help people make better sustainable investment decisions.

The Centre for Climate Finance and Investment will help its students manage the risk and opportunities posed by climate change.

Experts will explain the new business models, markets and strategies that are taking shape and explain how to interact with them – one of the current difficulties faced by investors is dealing with the lack of information surrounding emerging markets.

It will focus on three main themes: financing climate-ready infrastructure, sourcing clean energy investing and managing firms in carbon-constrained economies.

Dr Charles Donovan, Head of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School, said: “Climate change has already created major political and technological changes that are disrupting a number of business sectors.

“Adapting intelligently to these changes is not just about the environmental agenda for companies, it’s about how they survive and thrive amidst a climate of risk. The new research centre will help businesses avoid the serious impact of climate change, whilst raising the prospects for global economic growth.”

The new centre follows the business school’s launch of a new Climate Change, Management and Finance Master’s degree in September.