A university finance academic, Brian Scott-Quinn is founder and chairman of the ICMA Centre, part of Henley Business School. He teaches banking and fintech and is also a non-executive director (NED) and entrepreneur. He also offers executive education programmes focussing on banking and fintech and also infrastructure/ real estate financing and institutional investment including : “Understanding Infrastructure Equity Assets and their Role in a Portfolio”, and “Financing and Investment in Infrastructure and Property Real Assets”. He researches and teaches on the subject of “The Energy Transition – the role of banks and asset managers in mitigating climate change."
He is an invited member of the European Union (EU) High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. The aim of the Group is to ensure that through moral suasion, self-interest and regulation, financiers will take climate change risk into consideration when making investment and lending decisions and thus reduce lending to and investment in, companies with a low ESG score and increase lending and investment in high ESG score companies.