lombard odier and the university of oxford.

We at Lombard Odier are proud to have signed a multi-year partnership with the University of Oxford to foster research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment, with a particular focus on climate change, circular economy and nature. 

Hear more about the partnership between Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford:

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thought leaders in sustainable finance.

The partnership between our bank and the University of Oxford has enabled us to endow the Lombard Odier Professorship in Sustainable Finance in perpetuity. This senior academic post, associated with the Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), is the first position of its kind to be created at any major global research university.

Research is an integral part of our partnership with the University of Oxford, and we are collaborating with Oxford’s researchers to integrate the University’s groundbreaking work into Lombard Odier’s own proprietary research and investment offerings

Research is an integral part of our partnership with the University of Oxford, and we are collaborating with Oxford’s researchers to integrate the University’s groundbreaking work into Lombard Odier’s own proprietary research and investment offerings. Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford will also co-host an annual research forum for the broader community of academics and practitioners.

Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford will also co-host an annual research forum for the broader community of academics and practitioners

collaborating on a groundbreaking new methodology.

As The Sustainability Revolution and the road to net zero transforms the global economy, investors must adapt if they are to mitigate the risks and capture the opportunities of this profound transition. At Lombard Odier, we believe that this can only be done through robust, science-based methodologies.

Two years ago, we at Lombard Odier began developing our own Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) methodology, which enables investors to understand whether a company is a good investment in the context of this transition by capturing projected emissions, to meet that need. In 2020, a group of climate scientists, economists and sustainable finance experts at the University of Oxford provided independent peer review of our ITR methodology with their feedback helping and us radically improve our models. 

As The Sustainability Revolution and the road to net zero transforms the global economy, investors must adapt if they are to mitigate the risks and capture the opportunities of this profound transition

We have also collaborated with researchers in the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group on a white paper, published in July 2021, on how to design temperature alignment metrics for net-zero investments. In addition, we launched four ITR-based strategies that enable investors to design net zero-aligned equity and fixed-income portfolios without compromising on diversification. 

Finally, this valuable partnership is enabling us to share this pioneering research with our clients through dedicated joint Lombard Odier – University of Oxford Executive Education courses, as well as with students of the newly launched MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment at the SSEE.

predictors of success in a greening world: a lombard odier – smith school report.

One key output from this partnership was ‘Predictors of Success in a Greening World’, a November 2021 report produced by Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford’s SSEE. The report presents a global overview of the international trade in green, high-growth industries spanning 25 years, along with analysis on how countries are doing when it comes to their spending on ‘building back greener’ from Covid-19.

The report presents a global overview of the international trade in green, high-growth industries spanning 25 years, along with analysis on how countries are doing when it comes to their spending on ‘building back greener’ from Covid-19 

To do this, we used two frameworks to assess each country. First, the Green Complexity Index measures the extent to which countries are capitalising on the green transition, as indicated by the number and complexity of green products they export and, therefore, their green competitiveness past and present. Second, the Green Complexity Potential (GCP) index measures the extent to which countries could capitalise on the green transition, as indicated by each nation’s average relatedness to complex green products they don’t yet export competitively. Crucially, GCP is a strong indicator of a country’s future GCI score. And, together, GCI and GCP can highlight opportunities to invest in the transition to more sustainable energy and production systems worldwide.

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