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The Environmental Finance & Risk Management program seeks to meet our most pressing environmental challenges by applying advanced financial modeling and data analytics to the variety of environmental data that policymakers rely on for environmental resilience and adaptation strategies. It is based on the rationale that spending money is required for large-scale human-driven environmental change (e.g. land development, resource extraction and harvesting, manufacturing, distribution, disposal, cleanup, restoration). Human actions as financial transactions are essential, since "conservation without finance is just conversation." Integrating finance and natural systems can be achieved by linking financial theory and innovations to environmental sciences.

This program will support emerging research involving risk management, resilience, sustainability and coupled systems. It will also emphasize environment-linked finance's relevance to a growing number of exciting commercial and policy applications. Our approach advances a holistic viewpoint that identifies key interrelationships between finance and the human dimensions of environmental change.

The program will offer new classes and concentrations for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a graduate certificate. It's research and academic offerings are complemented by significant outreach to local, state, and federal governments in the hopes of providing support to policymakers and opportunities for students to have a positive impact on our environment.

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Climate Finance Forum – May 13, 2022

Join us for our first Climate Finance Forum, to be held on May 13, 2022, on the main campus of FIU. This conference will explore the benefits that financial innovation can bring to climate and environmental policy.

More information on the Climate Finance Forum.

Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Environmental Finance

 The EFRM program’s new Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Environmental Finance allows students to explore the intersection of environmental science, mathematical financial engineering, and environmental policy. Our faculty and students are on the cutting edge of human-environmental interactions.

Explore the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Finance

EFRM in the News

Ray King Burch with our EFRM program was interviewed by Jay Fidell with ThinkTech Hawaii. Below is the full interview "Environmental Finance and Risk Management (Community Matters)".