MSc Carbon Finance student scoops industry award for thesis

Congratulations to Theodor Cojoianu, MSc Carbon Finance student, who recently won the Best European Masters’ Thesis Award for his paper on Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing.

Awarded by the Forum for Responsible Investment (FIR) and the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the award recognises practically relevant research and fosters engagement between the academic and finance communities and their stakeholders.

Theodor wrote his Master’s thesis while interning with MSCI ESG Research in London, a leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance investment tools. The thesis unveils useful insights concerning shale gas production, wastewater footprint and violations of shale gas operators in Pennsylvania and more broadly, in the US.

Theodor’s these is entitled: “Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing: Risk and Opportunity Analysis for oil and gas companies, investors and the future energy sector – lessons from the US”

In the light of the recent PRI collaborative investor engagement on hydraulic fracturing and the ever increasing interest in shedding light on the investment risks associated with shale gas, this research cannot be timelier.

Well done Theodor!