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2nd Annual Conference at Oxford University

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The 2nd Annual Conference was held at the Examination Schools, University of Oxford from 3-6 September 2019.

The conference hosted papers on sustainability with major contributions to complementary disciplines such as finance, accounting, management, strategy, geography, and development economics. Please find more information on the conference website.

Examples of topics include:

  • Climate adaptation and resilience: climate change implications for global supply chains and the catastrophe bonds market
  • Climate risks: implications for different asset classes, central banking and financial supervision
  • Climate policy and law: implications for firms and the financial system
  • Innovative methods and datasets: utilizing AI & machine learning to create new datasets, and mixed methods to estimate flood risks to property values
  • Stranded assets, financial disclosure, and ratings
  • The role of corporate governance mechanisms and active ownership in promoting sustainability
  • Behavioural factors affecting individuals and the sustainability of markets

The GRASFI 2019 Best Paper prize winners are:


GRASFI Best Paper Prize (sponsored by BNP Paribas Asset Management)

Climate change and adaptation in global supply-chain networks

Nora Pankratz (Maastricht University) and Christoph Schiller (University of Toronto)

GRASFI Best Novel Methods Paper Prize (sponsored by UBS)

A global inventory of utility-scale solar photovoltaic generating units

Lucas Kruitwagen (University of Oxford) and Kyle Story (Descartes Labs Inc.)

GRASFI Best PhD Paper Prize (sponsored by the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal)

When investors call for climate responsibility, how do mutual funds respond?

Stefano Ramelli (University of Zurich), Marco Ceccarelli (University of Zurich) and Alexander F. Wagner (University of Zurich)

GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research on Sustainable Investment (sponsored by the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Journal)

Credit alpha and CO2 reduction: a portfolio manager approach

Ulf Erlandsson (Lund University)

GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research on Climate Finance (sponsored by Imperial College London)

Capital stranding cascades: the impact of decarbonisation on productive asset utilisation

Emanuele Campiglio (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Louison Cahen-Fourot (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Elena Dawkins (Stockholm Environment Institute), Antoine Godin (Agence Française de Développement) and Eric Kemp-Benedict (Stockholm Environment Institute)

GRASFI Best Paper Prize for Research that Supports Central Banks and Financial Regulators to Green the Financial System (sponsored by INSPIRE)

The heat is on: a framework for measuring financial stress under disruptive energy transition scenarios

Robert Vermeulen (De Nederlandsche Bank), Edo Schets (De Nederlandsche Bank), Melanie Lohuis (De Nederlandsche Bank), Barbara Kolbl (De Nederlandsche Bank), David-Jan Jansen (De Nederlandsche Bank) and Willem Heeringa (De Nederlandsche Bank)

Start Time


3 September 2019

Finish Time


6 January 2019

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