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Sustainable Finance Initiative is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

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Winter 2024

Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Seminar

Join SFI’s monthly seminar on the third or fourth Thursday of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm PT to meet our faculty and fellows and learn more about our ongoing research projects. We’ll cover innovative policy and financial mechanisms designed to rapidly decarbonize the global economy. Visit our Events page for details and to register.

If you'd like more information or have questions, please email Katie Taflan Cerneka at ktaflanc@stanford.edu.

Climate: Politics, Finance, and Infrastructure

While climate change is often considered an 'environmental problem', the risks and opportunities embedded in a changing climate go well beyond the natural environment. This course, LAW 2513, reframes climate as a macroeconomic challenge, one in which multilateral politics, global investment, and distribution of impacts must be understood and reconsidered. Based on readings and guest speakers, this interdisciplinary course traces the arc of climate past, present and future on the pillars of politics, finance, and infrastructure (both physical and institutional). Grounded in the latest climate science and the history of global climate negotiations, the bulk of the course investigates innovations at the intersection of finance, law and policy, with particular emphasis on risk management, legal liability, corporations, climate justice and resilience. The final sessions look to the future and consider how the next generation of leaders might solve the greatest challenge of our time. Check out the great ideas from previous students' final projects on SFI's Course Projects page.

Instructors: Kate Gordon and Alicia Seiger

If you'd like more information or have questions, please email Alicia Seiger at aseiger@stanford.edu.

Directed Reading/Research in Environment & Resources

Under supervision of an E-IPER-affiliated faculty member on a subject of mutual interest. In order to enroll in ENVRES 398/399, joint M.S. students must submit an Independent Study Agreement for approval. May be repeated for credit.

SFI-affiliated Instructors: Jeffrey Ball and Alicia Seiger

If you'd like more information or have questions, please reach out to the instructors listed above directly.

2022-2023 Academic Year