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We have recently welcomed new researchers as members of the CCSF. Please read a welcome note and a list of current projects
The Annual meeting of the UZH-ETH Network on Interdisciplinary Climate Research was held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The meeting focused on two main topics: progress in climate science and policy and the climate crisis in teaching.
The new course will go live in May 2023. CCSF members Maria Santos and PhD candidate Isabelle Zheng were instrumental in preparing this pioneer course jointly with UZH’s Finance Executive Education team and in building its interdisciplinary foundation.
The conference was held on September 14-15, 2022, in Zurich and organized by the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) and the Center of Competence in Sustainable Finance (CCSF) at the University of Zurich.
We have gathered these contributions for you in this spring newsletter. I welcome you to explore them in-depth and wish you all a good start in the new year.
On Tuesday, 8 March 06:30 pm, Prof. Dr. Marc Chesney will participate in a panel about sustainable investing with Anja Seiler (Ethos, Swiss Foundation for Sustainable Development) and Markus Ott (Alternative Bank Schweiz AG).
Join us for the annual meeting of the UZH-ETH Network on Interdisciplinary Climate Research on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 9 am – 12 pm on zoom. Have a look at the program below:
Prof. Marc Chesney will hold a talk at the Symposium 2021 "Resilience for a post-pandemic economy" in Fribourg and online via zoom. He will present at 10.35am "Déréglements climatiques et inégalités sociales: les leçons à tirer de la situation actuelle"
Fresh publications and research from researchers of the Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance dive into the historic Shell-case, measuring physical climate risk, and the stock price responses to recent US elections.
The Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance (CCSF) reaches its 1-year milestone. Have a look at recent research, seminar recordings, and upcoming opportunities in the CCSF Newsletter.
The Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance (CCSF) at the University of Zurich saw daylight in January 2020 and starts its first semester full steam ahead. Have a look at upcoming teaching and timely research in the first edition of the CCSF Newsletter.
The primary objective of the European Central Bank (ECB) is maintaining price stability. This means ensuring inflation stays below, but close to 2 percent. The ECB has struggled to reach the target for years and now the economic crisis created by Covid-19 has sounded the alarms of deflation. These developments have brought the secondary objectives of the ECB to the forefront; the objective of supporting the economic policies of the European Union, including employment, sustainable growth, and environmental protection. How to do this, is a question a recent report co-authored by Professor Kern Alexander seeks to answer.
Read more on CCSF's Medium post (11.6.2020)
Fossil fuel investments over the past few years are at the centre of political debates about climate change policy. The article published on PRI's Blog explores the role market- and bank-based debt play in the climate transition process. It presents evidence that fossil fuel firms increasingly substitute bonds for syndicated bank loans, when banks price the risk of stranded assets less than the bond market.
Read the article published on PRI's Blog (24.4.2020)
Climate-related financial risks pose new fundamental challenges for academics and practitioners in finance, such as endogeneity of risk, heavy-tailed distributions, and decisions under uncertainty - not to mention the economy as a whole. The 2020 FINEXUS conference presented state-of-the-art research, discussed current challenges and the successful applications of policy and practice. To learn more about the event, have a look here