PhD Studentship - Climate Change Risks and Sustainable Investments

Anglia Ruskin University
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£18,622
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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

3 years

Employment Type

Full time

Salary Other

£18,622 per year tax-free stipend (2023-24 rate)



Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Business & Law

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About ARU:

We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

About the Role:

Anglia Ruskin University is inviting applications for a fully-funded Vice- Chancellor's PhD Scholarship for a period of 36 months in the School of Economics within the Faculty of Business and Law.

Project Description:

This project answers the call to action for the United Nations (UN)'s sustainable development goals (SDGs) by studying the role of climate change risks in affecting sustainable investments. The project addresses a key issue in sustainable investments – mispricing/mismanagement of climate change risks could hinder sustainable investment decisions and delay the scaling-up of sustainable investments in the transition to a green and net zero carbon economy. This project studies climate change risks and their effects on the financial performance of sustainable investment strategies, including using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies. The project contributes to new knowledge and develops methods associated with the use of financial tools, concepts, and techniques in assessing/managing climate change risks and encouraging sustainable investments to shape a better world and build a sustainable future.

Candidates should have had good data-analytical and econometric training, experience of handling large datasets. Experience of execution and write-up of independent research projects is desirable. Experience of Stata, Matlab, R or Python is essential.

The award is subject to the successful candidate meeting the studentship Terms and Conditions which can be found on our website alongside further information about the project: https: // scholarships and enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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