Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey

Ivan Diaz-Rainey




Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Areas of research & interest:

  • Carbon offsets & markets
  • Climate change
  • Economics & business
  • Emissions reduction
  • Energy & fuels
  • Policy & regulation
  • Technology & innovation


  • Carbon & environmental markets
  • Emissions reduction & sequestration
  • Energy & infrastructure
  • Green investment
  • Policy & regulation
  • Technology solutions

Research Institution:


Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey is a leading international expert in climate and sustainable finance. He is a Professor of Finance at Griffith University. Previously he has held academic positions at the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), where he held a prestigious Jean Monnet Fellowship, and the Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE). His research expertise includes climate finance, carbon markets, energy finance, banking, financial regulation, green Fintech and energy and environmental policy. His research has been published in leading international journals, including Climatic Change (Eigenfactor® =0.039), Journal of Business Ethics (FT50), Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (A*), Energy Economics (A*), International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Empirical Finance, and The Energy Journal. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation & Compliance and the Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment and is on the Editorial Board of the Climate Policy journal. He has conducted research, policy, executive training and consultancy work for a number of organisations, including the Boston Consulting Group, the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment (MfE), OECD, E.ON UK plc, the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).