EDHEC Climate Finance Conference to take place on December 2019 in Paris

Written on 27 Jun 2019.

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The EDHEC Climate Finance Conference will take place on December 17, 2019 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris and will discuss two main themes of great interest to the institutional investment and fund manager communities: Investing in Climate Risk and Measuring and Managing Climate Risk.

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 landscape of climate finance
  • Incorporating climate risk in equity factor investing strategies
  • Approaching climate risk from an asset owner perspective
  • Impact of climate risk in credit analysis
  • Insurance of climate risks
  • Advances in climate risk stress testing
  • Green quantitative easing


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.

This conference will be preceded on December 16 by an academic gathering which is organized by EDHEC Business School and co-sponsored by the Journal of Corporate Finance, which also will publish a Special Issue of a subset of the papers presented at the conference (see call for paper).

Further information on the conference, including the conference programme, can be found at the dedicated webpage.

Preliminary programme available here.