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Winter 2022

Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Seminar

During the winter and spring quarters, join SFI’s monthly seminar on the second or third Thursday of the month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm PST 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. 

During fall quarter, students may enroll in the Sustainable Finance and Investment Seminar (CEE 157/257), led by Soh Young In, a 1-unit course which aims to equip the Stanford community with the knowledge and networks required to undertake significant future work on sustainable finance and investment. The class explores multiple disciplines of sustainable finance, featuring talks by Stanford faculty and guest speakers. The course is open to students, faculty, and staff in the Stanford community. CEE 157/257 meets every Thursday from 2:45 - 3:45 pm PST during fall quarter. Students may enroll for credit.

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. LAW2513, taught by Alicia Seiger and Kate Gordon, 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. LAW2513 meets every Wednesday from 4:15 - 6:15 pm PST at Law190.

If you'd like more information or have questions, please email Alicia Seiger at aseiger@law.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, Stephen Comello, and Alicia Seiger

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

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