The Role That Education Will Play in Tackling Climate Change

Charles Donovan explains why he believes it is crucial for universities to develop programmes that address climate change.

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Charles Donovan explains why it is critical for universities to develop postgraduate programmes that formally address the financial challenges and investment opportunities of climate change. Does the establishment of Imperial College’s Climate Finance Centre represent greater private sector job opportunities in climate finance and strategy? What kind of curriculum can students expect to study towards a MSc or PhD, and what kind of climate finance research is Imperial producing?


Recording date: 08 Jan 2018


Charles Donovan

Charles Donovan is Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School and Principal Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management. In his corporate career, he was most recently Head of Structuring and Valuation for Alternative Energy at BP, where he managed a team responsible for the analysis and financing of large renewable energy projects. He was part of the strategy team that launched the alternative energy division in 2005, with a commitment from BP to spend US$ 8 billion over 10 years, and participated in a number of strategic acquisitions.