Business schools and academia
Business schools and academics have a vital role to play in driving systemic change through both their research and teaching. Research challenges business as usual; teaching equips the finance professionals of the future.
Business students must receive the education they need to meet the challenges of a changing world. Sustainability can no longer exist as an extra subject: it must be embedded throughout the lifelong learning of every finance professional.
A4S worked with Professor Andrew Karolyi, the editor of the Review of Financial Studies, on a three-year project about climate finance. This resulted in a special volume, which will be the first collated body of work on climate finance.
The A4S Essential Guide Series is used in the syllabi of a growing number of business schools. The guides provide practical examples, real-world case studies and interviews that help students to learn from finance professionals.
A4S International Case Competition
The A4S International Case Competition (A4SICC) provides an opportunity for students from leading business schools across the world to develop new, disruptive business and finance models that solve sustainability challenges. Students work in teams to respond to set challenges. Previous challenges have focused on scaling up sustainable financing, technical solutions to add business value and low-carbon infrastructure.