EDHEC and MINES launch Sustainable Finance degree

EDHEC and MINES launch Sustainable Finance degree

EDHEC Business School and MINES ParisTech have announced plans to launch a new double degree in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.

The collaboration between these two leading French institutions intends to provide an education in finance with an understanding of the requirements of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

Students who enrol in this double degree will gain an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC, plus a specialised diploma in Finance and Climate Change from MINES ParisTech.

First EDHEC and MINES student intake in September 2021

The year-long EDHEC and MINES postgraduate double degree will be taught entirely in English, and will educate students in the way in which financial techniques can be applied to the context of climate policies.

This includes an understanding in assessing climate risks for companies, the risks of investment decisions in stock and bond markets, and a capacity to design investment strategies that cover the impact of central banks’ green quantitative easing policies.

The first student intake is expected to take place in September 2021.

Programme aims to teach a ‘multidisciplinary vision of sustainability’

Gilles Guerassimoff, Professor of Energy Systems Optimisation at MINES ParisTech, expressed his pleasure at this new joint venture:

“MINES ParisTech and EDHEC partnered up 20 years ago on a specialised Master. The MSc is a new step in our cooperation. We will bring our technical know-how and our prospective modelling to this ambitious, innovative and international programme.

“Our students will develop a multidisciplinary vision of sustainability. When presented with a technical solution, finance students will be able to truly foresee its sustainability.

“Our engineers will grasp the financial aspects of their solution. We are offering here a strong cross-curricular programme in the education landscape.”

Lionel Martellini, Director of the EDHEC-Risk Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School, similarly expressed his anticipation at the benefits that this new double degree will provide to the international landscape of climate change finance.

Martellini said: “The interdisciplinary perspective is not only needed in the development of research programmes in climate finance; it is also critically needed for the development of meaningful education programmes in this field.”

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