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11 August 2021
Posted by Dr Georgia Makridou

Sustainability is on the cusp of an evolutionary leap. Companies all over the world are beginning to explore more sustainable ways of doing business, primarily due to the global climate emergency. They consider their long-term impact on the local environment, society, and the economy and ask whether their business makes a positive contribution. Becoming more sustainable may not be easy at first, but business sustainability is more an opportunity than a threat. The challenge is well worth the reward since there is no long-term trade-off between sustainability and financial value creation. Sustainable companies will be more resilient and create an enduring impact.

This article looks at the value of sustainability to business. First, it discusses the benefits as well as key strategies and challenges to increasing sustainability in business. Second, the link between energy efficiency and sustainability is examined. The business plan of the world's most sustainable energy companies is analysed, focusing on the lessons energy businesses can learn to become more sustainable.

27 May 2021
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

On the 1st of November 2021, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’, is scheduled to be held in the City of Glasgow from 1-12 November under the presidency of the United Kingdom.

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.

During COP21 which took place in Paris in 2015 the Paris Climate Change Agreement was born. For the first time ever, something momentous happened: every country agreed to work together to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees and aim for 1.5 degrees to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate and to make money available to deliver on these aims.

09 April 2021
Posted by John Valentino

Part 3: Energy Security

Last month, I posted the second of a few articles that will consider the responsible integration of renewable and nuclear generation to foster economic, social, and environmental improvements for developing countries in the mid to long term. The first article focused on economic expansion and the second article discussed possible socio-economic impacts. In this third article, the discussion will shift towards energy security, which continues to have major global ramifications as it has for hundreds of years.

The concept of energy security has different meanings to different groups and people. Bearing that in mind, it can be challenging to make meaningful comparisons and conclusions when circumstances can vary so widely from place-to-place and region-to-region. By using data from the World Energy Council, the goal will be to consider energy security from three key perspectives that can likely impact decision-making at the national and regional level. 

08 April 2021
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

The Suez Canal hit the news on Tuesday 23 March 2021 when a mammoth container ship, the 224,000-ton ‘Ever Given’ ran aground in the canal after 40-knot winds and a sandstorm may have caused low visibility and poor navigation. The ship has lodged itself across the waterway (see Photo 1).

Research & Publications
Anthony Evans , Lordia Yalley, Faith Ogedengbe
EMC Working Papers
  • Croatia should commission a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) as a pioneer of new types of nuclear power station

This short policy report considers the opportunities available to the Croatian government for the utilisation of new nuclear technology for domestically produced energy.

As other European countries struggle to balance their desire for a reliable energy supply with their contribution to climate change, recent advances in nuclear technologies present a solution.

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Published Papers

For over forty years energy expectations have been riddled with internal contradictions, and all too often a failure to recognise complexity, the nature and scale of the challenges to be faced, and resultant uncertainty. Key elements of Shell’s “World of Internal Contradictions” scenario, issued 

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Gulmira Rzayeva, Plamen Dimitrov, Leo Drollas, Jörg Himmelreich, John Roberts, Nicolò Sartori, Simone Tagliapietra, Theodoros Tsakiris, Mr. Mehmet Öğütçü, Christos Zisakis, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Filipos Ioannidis

Over recent years, the European Union has been increasingly exploring new alternative routes and sources for natural gas due to energy security concerns, mostly associated with the Russian - Ukrainian circumstances and the significant role which natural gas is expected to have in the future. Currently it is considered as "the transition fuel" to the future green-energy reality. 

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Reports & others

Author: Prof. Michael Jefferson, Editor of the journal Energy Policy; Affiliate Professor, ESCP Europe; Professor, University of Buckingham.

Special Issues

Journal: Energy Policy

Guest-editors: Dr. Kostas AndriosopoulosProf. Constantin Zopounidis, Dr. Michael Doumpos, Dr. Spiros Papaefthimiou.

The objective of the Special Issue is to present new research results on the theory and modern practice of modeling and management of energy systems, emphasizing on their policy implications. The areas of interest include, networks design and management, oil and gas, smart grids, production optimization, efficiency analysis, optimization and assessment of renewable and sustainable/green energy systems, environmental issues, risk management, decision-making in the energy markets, and energy pricing, among others.

Cole, O.
Magazines' articles

Magazine: INFO.

Author: Dr. Othman Cole, Assistant Professor of Finance, ESCP Business School.


Centre News
01 November 2021

ESCP Business School and its Energy Management Centre (EMC) are delighted to announce that our ninth cohort of MSc in Energy Management students recently nominated the board members of the School’s Energy Society.

Board members offer leadership for carrying out the society’s initiatives and engage ESCP students from all campus in industry-related events, maximise networking opportunities and help them develop professional skills through a range of activities:

29 September 2021

A ground-breaking learning process that allows MSc in Energy Management students to dive into the challenges and opportunities in the energy industry.

The MSc in Energy Management - with the support of ESCP’s Energy Management Centre - provides an excellent platform to the world of energy. This specialisation gives students the opportunity to apply their learnings and skills in solving real-world business problems.

08 September 2021

The Hellenic Association for Energy Economics will host the 6th annual Energy Transition Symposium, at Theoxenia Palace Hotel in Kifisia, Athens, Greece, for four consecutive days, from Tuesday, 28 September to Friday, 1 October 2021, offering the unique opportunity for a thorough exchange of experience and knowledge in the important global energy sector.  ESCP Business School and its Energy Management Centre (EMC) will take part as Knowledge Partners at the event.

Following the unusual circumstances of 2020, HAEE’s flagship gathering on energy transition will focus on the turbulences caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its prints on the global energy system. Despite the sharp decrease in global emissions last year, due to the recession of economic activities, enormous efforts are still required to reach the ambitious target of a net zero carbon economy. Governments need to take decisive actions and implement structural measures to accelerate the clean energy transition and pave the way towards a sustainable recovery. On top of that, renewable energy solutions can play a key role, providing a fast response to the pandemic and building more resilient energy systems. These issues, among many others, will be addressed in detail during the Symposium’s sessions.

29 July 2021

Emma Huizar, Sustainability and Energy Consultant at Diurna Energy in California and MSc in Energy Management Alumna (Class of 2018), tells us about the latest policies, measures adopted by the US and Mexican Governments to boost energy efficiency and renewables, and why we should focus on residential developments.

23 June 2021


A selection panel chaired by Mr Philippe Houzé, Chairman of the Board of ESCP, proposed his name to the London Board of Trustees. Therefore, Prof. Razmdoost is joining ESCP's EXCOM and reporting to the Management Board. Professor Razmdoost succeeds Professor Simon Mercado who moves into a new role at ESCP Business School as Executive Vice-President for Business Relations and External Affairs.

The London Campus is very attractive to students and its development in recent years is enabling the School to tackle Brexit in the best conditions. The European Board of ESCP is confident that Prof. Kamran Razmdoost will keep strengthening our pan-European school in the UK,” says Professor Frank Bournois, Executive President and Dean of ESCP.

With six campuses across Europe in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP is the only truly pan-European business school. Each campus is recognised and accredited in its own country by national and/or local authorities.

Energy Headlines
26 November 2021
Oil down 10% on new Covid variant concerns
Prices in New York and London see biggest one-day drop since April 2020
26 November 2021
Report says LNG Canada could be the last for BC
But others contend economics of BC LNG remain strong
26 November 2021
Greece, Egypt expand gas ties
Earlier the pair agreed to link up their power grids. [image credit: Greek energy ministry]
26 November 2021
What does the Glasgow Climate Pact mean for Asian energy companies?
COP26 has added fresh impetus for Asian companies to act sooner
26 November 2021
Russia grants Serbia "incredible" gas price
Russia has assured Serbia it will continue paying $270/'000 m3 for its gas for the next six months.
26 November 2021
Gazprom unveils $23.3bn investment plan for 2022
 Russia's Gazprom plans to invest 1.76 trillion rubles ($23.3bn) in its business next year, according to a draft programme the company announced on November 26, up from a current plan of 1.185 trillion rubles for this year. The funds will go towards upstream work in the east Siberian regions of...
26 November 2021
Turkmenistan applies to join WTO
It is the last former Soviet state to take this step.

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