Centre for Sustainable Finance


The SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance aims to advance the transition to an equitable, low-carbon economy by providing a forum for interdisciplinary research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment.

Located in the SOAS Department of Economics, the centre seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of sustainable finance in both the Global North and South and act as a focal point for policy debates in this area.

Centre members are working with and funded by national and international partners, including:

  • the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • United Nations Environmental Programme
  • MAVA Foundation
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • European Climate Foundation
  • Alliance for Financial Inclusion
  • World Resources Institute

Centre members have convened major capacity building and executive training programmes in sustainable finance and climate risk for numerous central banks and commercial financial institutions. Centre members have also convened courses in climate negotiations, climate finance and sustainable finance for the UK FCDO and the UK Cabinet Office.

As part of its commitment to educating the next generation of sustainable finance scholars and practitioners, the centre runs an annual Summer School on Sustainable Finance and Climate Change and a master’s course on Green Finance.

Research and collaboration