Theodor Cojoianu is a Smith School Scholar and is pursuing his DPhil thesis in Geography and the Environment on responsible investment in public and private financial markets. The title of his thesis is 'Environmental investment strategies across the investment value chain: addressing the investment gap in clean technologies - from asset owners to entrepreneurs.'
Theodor has previously held appointments in the sustainable finance space in both academic and finance industry organisations. He worked in academia within the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance at the University of St. Andrews, the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading and the University of Edinburgh Business School. He was previously an analyst with MSCI ESG Research in London and is currently affiliated with Sociovestix Labs and Sustainable Investment Partners.
Theodor received his MSc. in Carbon Finance (Distinction) and MEng. in Electrical Engineering and Management from the University of Edinburgh. His MEng thesis on environmental impacts of shale gas was awarded the Best European Masters Thesis prize in Finance and Sustainability from the French Forum for Responsible Investment and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in 2014.