Just Transition Finance Lab launch event
LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is establishing the Just Transition Finance Lab to be a world-leading centre for experimentation and excellence in the financial solutions needed for a just transition to a net zero and nature positive economy. The Lab will build on five years of research, convening and engagement with partners across the world and catalyse new solutions.
As an initiative with a global purpose, the Lab will be hosting launch events in other locations throughout 2024.
With thanks to our Founding Funders: Antin Infrastructure Partners, Barclays, HSBC and Laudes Foundation.
Professor Elizabeth Robinson (@EJZRobinson66) is an environmental economist, and Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. Elizabeth’s main research area is the health co-benefits of tackling climate change, with a particular focus on food security and undernutrition, and heat and worker rights. She was on the UK Defra Economic Advisory Panel for five years; and in 2019-20, Specialist Advisor to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health, and Environment. She is currently Working Group One lead for the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change; and Chair of the Advisory Group on the Economics of Climate Risk and Adaptation for CCRA4 for the Climate Change Committee. She has been working with Environment for Development Tanzania since 2005.
Professor Nick Robins (@NVJRobins1) is the Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. He is the founding Executive Director of the Just Transition Finance Lab. Nick leads the sustainable finance research theme. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for climate action in ways that support a just transition, promoting the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and investigating how the financial system can support the restoration of nature.
Brendan Curran (@Curran2B) is a Senior Policy Fellow in Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. His background is in banking, green finance policy in the UK Government as well as working at the Green Finance Institute. Alongside Nick Robins, he has helped design and launch the Lab.
Professor Stephan Chambers is the inaugural Director of the Marshall Institute at LSE, and is a member of the Strategy Council for the Just Transition Finance Lab. He is also Professor in Practice at the Department of Management at LSE and Course Director for the new Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford and a Director of the Documentary Society Foundation.
Sharan Burrow (@SharanBurrow) is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, and is the Strategy Council Chair for the Just Transition Finance Lab. Sharan was formerly General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation from 2010-2022, and is Vice Chair of the European Climate Foundation.
Suranjali Tandon (@TandonSuranjali) is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, and Associate Professor at the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi. She has co-authored two reports with the LSE on financing a just transition, and is a close advisor to the Just Transition Finance Lab.
Satwat Rehman (@SatwatR) is Co-chair of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission and is the Chief Executive of One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS). She has more than 30 years’ experience in the voluntary and public sector in Scotland and England, working in the fields of equalities, education, employability, economic development/regeneration and early years and childcare.
How to attend
For the in-person event: attendance is for invited guests only.
To join the event online please register here