Oxford and Lombard Odier partner on sustainable investment

The University of Oxford and Lombard Odier have created a strategic partnership on sustainable investment that will see the first endowed professorship of sustainable finance at any major global research university.

The collaboration is intended to foster knowledge exchange between scholarship and business, helping support sustainable finance in becoming a major field of academic research globally, and driving environmental, social and economic change.

Dr Ben Caldecott has been appointed the first holder of the post of professor, becoming the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Sustainable Finance, based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment within the School of Geography and the Environment. Caldecott, is the founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and the COP26 Strategy Advisor for Finance at the UK Cabinet Office.

Lombard Odier will also work with Oxford University to integrate the university’s pioneering work into its own proprietary research and investment solutions, including a programme for the ongoing training of Lombard Odier investment professionals.

Hubert Keller, managing partner at Lombard Odier, said, “There are unprecedented investment opportunities associated with the global sustainability transition – towards a circular, lean, inclusive and clean economy. We call this the “CLIC Economy” and as a firm, we are at the very forefront of identifying and capturing these opportunities.”

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