GrEnFin - Greening Energy Market and Finance

The transition to a low-carbon energy economy is fundamental to achieve the EU2030 climate and energy targets, yet it could bring risks (i.e. carbon physical and financial stranded assets) for the energy sector as well as for financial portfolios invested in energy companies. In order to understand and manage risks, as well as to recognize and exploit opportunities in the low-carbon energy transition, the sustainable energy expert of the future needs to dispose of an interdisciplinary background and skills in sustainable energy and finance, rooted on robust metrics and methods for investments’ risk management. Developing and piloting on one hand a Joint Study Programme and on the other hand a Professional Module, the project intends to target both HE students and professional personnel already operating in the energy sector and whose skills gap needs to be covered. The GrEnFIn project develops an innovative educational program that promotes cross-fertilization among research domains. The educational program will be co-designed with a large forum of business stakeholders and practitioners reached by a widespread/diversified Consortium, and will be tested in summer schools and pilot classes. The successful outcome of the project will lead to the development of the first joint EU degree in green energy and finance. The quality and effectiveness of GrEnFIn education will be continuously monitored and evaluated in order to timely address potential critical points, thus maximizing the impact of the project. GrEnFIn’s results will be disseminated and made accessible to academic and non-academic stakeholders via a virtual platform, which will be operating beyond the end of the project to innovate educational programs, interact and create a community of Sustainable Energy experts, to access to several facilities and services for enterprises. Thus, GrEnFIn will introduce a breakthrough in building skills in sustainable energy and finance, with a major societal and business impact.