UK’s FCA Joins as Founding Partner of New OSF Lab

The Oxford Sustainable Finance (OSF) Lab has announced that the UK financial regulatory body Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be its founding partner. Due to open in Q3 2022, the new lab – which is part of the University of Oxford – will provide a physical space for Oxford researchers to collaborate with experts from visiting financial institutions, government departments, central banks, supervisory authorities, and civil society organisations to facilitate sustainability-related interactions between different parts of the financial system. Dr Ben Caldecott, the OSF Lab Founder and Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance, said: “Without urgent action from across the financial system, we will not be able to achieve net zero, reduce our climate fragility, or rehabilitate the natural world. The OSF Lab will be safe space to conceive, test, and scale urgently needed innovations in sustainable finance, where we will bring together world-class research with innovative practice.” 

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