The Alan Turing Institute
The Alan Turing Institute, headquartered in the British Library, London, was created as the national institute for data science in 2015. In 2017, as a result of a government recommendation, we added artificial intelligence to our remit.
Our mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
Research excellence is the foundation of the Institute: the sharpest minds from the data science community investigating the hardest questions. We work with integrity and dedication.
Our researchers collaborate across disciplines to generate impact, both through theoretical development and application to real-world problems. We are fuelled by the desire to innovate and add value.
City of London Green Finance Initiative
The City of London Corporation – the body responsible for running London’s Square Mile – regards green finance as prudent, profitable and one of the best tools available in the race to cut carbon. That’s why, in January 2016, we launched our Green Finance Initiative in partnership with government.
The initiative brings together international expertise from across the financial and professional services sector. It aims to:
• Provide public and market leadership on green finance
• Advocate for specific regulatory and policy proposals that might enhance the green finance sector worldwide
• Promote London and the UK as a leading global centre for the provision of green financial and professional services
Satellite Applications Catapult
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created by Innovate UK to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications.
Based in Harwell, Oxfordshire, the Catapult was established in May 2013 as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic impact for the UK. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board.
The world is in the early stages of a new digital revolution, with space technology increasingly at its heart. Satellites are critical infrastructure, as fundamental to the global economy as the energy grid or internet, and space is a UK success story. In 2016, the industry was worth £13.7bn, and working with the wider UK space community and the UK Space Agency we will help grow this to £40bn by 2030.
Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment is a multidisciplinary research centre working to be the world's best place for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. We were established in 2012 to align the theory and practice of finance and investment with global environmental sustainability.
We research environment-related risks, impacts, and opportunities across different sectors, geographies, and asset classes; how such factors are emerging and how they positively or negatively affect asset values; how they might be interrelated or correlated; their materiality (in terms of scale, impact, timing, and likelihood); who will be affected; and what affected groups can do to pre-emptively manage risk. Since our inception we have conducted pioneering research on stranded assets and continue to undertake significant research on the topic.
The production of high-quality research on the materiality of environment-related factors is a necessary, though insufficient, condition for these factors to be successfully integrated into decision-making. Consequently, we develop the data, analytics, frameworks, and models required to enable the integration of this information.
We are pioneers and advocates of 'spatial finance', a term we have coined that refers to efforts to bring geo-spatial capabilities into financial analysis. As such we are developing new asset-level datasets through data science and combining these with new approaches to spatial analysis, scenarios, and stress tests.
We also research barriers to the adoption of practices related to sustainable finance and investment. This includes the role of governance, norms, behaviour, and cognition, as well as policy and financial regulation in shaping investment decisions and capital allocation.
The Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme is based in a world leading university with a global reach and reputation. We work with leading practitioners from across the investment chain (including actuaries, asset owners, asset managers, accountants, banks, data providers, investment consultants, lawyers, ratings agencies, stock exchanges), with firms and their management, and with experts from a wide range of related subject areas (including finance, economics, management, geography, data science, anthropology, climate science, law, area studies, psychology) within the University of Oxford and beyond.