ET Risk – Energy Transition Risks & Opportunities

19 July 2017

Context :

The Energy Transition Risks & Opportunities (ET Risk) research consortium seeks to provide research and tools to assess the financial risks and opportunities associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The consortium includes 2° Investing Initiative (project coordinator), Carbon Tracker Initiative, The CO-Firm, I4CE (Institute for Climate Economics), Kepler Cheuvreux, S&P Global (Market Intelligence, Ratings), University of Oxford Stranded Assets Programme.


The objective of the ET Risk project is threefold:

  1. Help investors and policymakers understand the materiality of energy transition risk
  2. Help investors assess the materiality of energy transition risk for equity and bond portfolios
  3. Engage with investors and policymakers on responding to Energy Transition risk and mobilizing capital for sustainable energy investments.


To achieve these objectives the project’s Transition risk toolbox aims to provide analysts, investors and policymakers with the scenarios, asset-level data and/or models needed to assess transition risk exposure.


I4CE will be contributing principally to:


Work Package 3: ET Risk Scenarios (completed) – I4CE has contributed strongly in the development of the regulatory basis, especially for France and Europe. From May 2016 to January 2017, I4CE contributed to the quantitative and qualitative data collection on ET Risk factors, principally for France and Europe, in relation with CO-Firm and 2°II.


Work Package 5: ET Risk Implications (underway through mid-2018) – I4CE will work with other consortium members to produce a summary for policy makers situating the results of the project within the quickly-evolving EU and international sustainable financial dialogues and regulations.


For more information, please see the project’s principal website at :


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696004.