Navigating the Upcoming Clean Technology Revolution

Navigating the Upcoming Clean Technology Revolution

Event Name Navigating the Upcoming Clean Technology Revolution
Start Date 25th Oct 2017 12:30pm
End Date 25th Oct 2017 1:30pm
Duration 1 hour

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm (Registration from 12.15pm)

Location: Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Level 24, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

You are welcome to invite your colleagues to attend. This event is not catered.

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Navigating the Upcoming Clean Technology Revolution

In December 2015, representatives from 195 nations gathered in Paris to negotiate terms on what would become a world-first agreement to address the increasing threat of climate change. As science and politics digests the long-term impacts of this agreement, businesses are also grappling to understand the potential implications for their sectors and industry.

Individuals and companies that hold clean tech patents (of which there are thousands!) are now taking this opportunity to commercialise their patents, which will inevitably lead to a technological breakthrough in the clean technology sector.

This event is designed for leaders and managers who are looking to understand the implications of global environmental change, and how advancements in clean tech may be used to improve their businesses.


  • Introduction – the science of climate change, and understanding the corporate impacts on sectors and locations
  • The case for action – moral, legal, finance and first mover advantages
  • Evaluating the needs and options for action – using real options to evaluate new technology uptake decisions
  • The path forward

These highly popular Finance Professionals talks address areas of topical interest (sometimes controversial) and the latest research. They provide professionals from within the corporate, banking and finance sectors, friends and alumni of the Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, opportunities for professional development and networking.

Speaker bio

Tom SmithTom Smith

Tom has a PhD from Stanford and is regarded as Australia’s top Finance Academic. His research interests are in the areas of Environmental Finance; Asset Pricing Theory and Tests; Design of Markets - Market Microstructure; and Derivatives. His articles have appeared in leading journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research. Tom is particularly proud of all of his PhD students and the fact that they have more than 50 tier 1 publications.

Martina LinnenlueckeMartina Linnenluecke

Martina Linnenluecke is the world’s  leading Professor of Environmental Finance. She will be joining the Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University in September 2017 to lead the Environmental Finance Centre which is at the forefront of developing financial and market applications to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social problems. The Centre’s work program spans the natural and social sciences and has worldwide reach and impact by demonstrating a financial case for action on environmental and social change.

The Environmental Finance Centre  collaborates with researchers from leading institutions including London Business School, Mannheim Business School, TU Dresden, INSEAD, Vanderbilt, NYU, and Columbia University.

Professor Linnenluecke’s research interests also focus on corporate adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts. Her expertise in the field has been demonstrated through a number of prestigious awards, such as the Peter Brownell Manuscript Award as well as the Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference, the leading conference in the management field. She is the author of the book "The Climate Resilient Organization", and has extensive experience in working with government and industry related to organisational climate adaptation strategies, assessments and planning.

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