Applications Invited for P3S Academy

Applications Invited for P3S Academy

Organization: Public and Third Sector Academy for Sustainable Finance

Apply By: 31 Jan 2022

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About the Organization

The P3S Academy at the University of Oxford is a global centre of learning and capacity building focused on how the public and third sectors, whether central or local government, regulators, supervisory authorities, multilateral institutions, campaigning NGOs, charities, and philanthropy, can grasp the opportunities associated with sustainable finance.

It will arm these groups with the knowledge, networks, and skills required to shift the direction of tens of trillions of dollars of capital away from unsustainable activities to those aligned with the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Scholarship

The P3S Academy supports civil servants, regulators, and central bankers working to develop policies that can foster the development of sustainable finance; staff at NGOs who would like to help the global financial system create better sustainability outcomes; and philanthropic funders looking to navigate sustainable finance topics so as to support the most impactful activities.

It is open to working with individuals, teams, functions, and entire organisations across these groups, and has a particular focus on supporting public and third sector organisations in developing and emerging economies. 

Why the P3S Academy

There is significant and growing interest from policymakers, the wider public sector, and civil society in aligning finance with sustainability and mobilising capital efficiently for the net zero carbon transition and other sustainable development outcomes.

Achieving this rapidly is necessary for tackling climate change and related sustainability challenges facing humanity. It is also necessary for financial institutions and the financial system to manage both discrete and systematic risks, particularly those related to climate change.

New opportunities for public policymakers and civil society are arising simultaneously in multiple areas related to finance and investment, for example on active ownership, the carbon bubble, climate finance, conservation finance, disclosure, divestment, engagement, energy efficiency, ESG, export credit, green banks, green bonds, green benchmarks and indices, impact investing, payments for ecosystem services, public finance, public private partnerships, renewable energy, reporting, responsible investment, stranded assets, and green taxonomies.

In order to maximise impact in these and related areas the public and third sectors urgently need to develop broader and more in-depth capabilities in finance generally and sustainable finance in particular.

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