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CEFGroup is one of the largest Sustainable Finance and Accounting teams in the world (see The Team). The team embraces interdisciplinarity and is focused on delivering policy and practitioner relevant research (see Research Themes and Projects). As one of only a few dedicated Sustainable Finance and Accounting research groupings in Australasia and Asia, we are strategically placed to influence efforts to finance the decarbonization of these regions.

CEFGroup research is undertaken with international collaborators and has been published in leading international journals, including Business Strategy & the Environment, Climatic Change, Contemporary Accounting Research, Energy Economics, Global and Planetary Change, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, The British Accounting Review, The Energy Journal and Energy Policy, and Weather & Climate Extremes.



Matt Whineray, CEO New Zealand Super Fund

“Climate Change represents both an existential challenge and an enormous opportunity for investors. We believe the  costs of our collective impact on the environment needs to be properly internalised into the financial system, so that investors, along with all participants in the system, can best price that activity.

The work Otago University’s Climate & Energy Finance Group is doing to help build the base of knowledge for analysing these costs and impacts is hugely valuable. A better shared understanding of the whole economic system will mean investors can de-risk their portfolios by directing resources to businesses and industries that are operating more efficiently and sustainably and providing capital to new opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon energy system.”



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