Dr Ellen Quigley is a Principal Research Associate, the Co-Director of Finance for Environmental and Social Systemic Change, and the Special Adviser (Responsible Investment) to the Chief Financial Officer, all at the University of Cambridge. Her work centres on the mitigation of climate change and inequality through the investment policies and practices of institutional investors. She is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and holds an AB in English literature from Harvard College, an MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in economics education from the University of Cambridge. Her article, Universal Ownership in Practice: A Practical Investment Framework for Asset Owners, won the GRASFI Paper Prize for Potential Impact on Sustainable Finance Practices in 2020.



Quigley E. (2023). 'Evidence-based climate impact: A financial product framework.' Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 105. 103252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2023.103252.


Report entitled Deep Geothermal Superpower: Canada’s potential for a breakthrough in enhanced geothermal systems, co-authored with collaborators at the Cascade Institute, March 2022


Davos Lab Youth Recovery Report, co-authored with a global coalition of World Economic Forum affiliates, August 2021


Universal Ownership in the Age of COVID-19: Social Norms, Feedback Loops, and the Double Hermeneutic, SSRN Electronic Journal, May 2020


Case study entitled “To Divest or to Engage? A Case Study of Investor Responses to Climate Activism”, co-authored with David Chambers and Elroy Dimson, The Journal of Investing, ESG Special Issue, 2020


Report commissioned by the University of Cambridge regarding the advantages and disadvantages of divestment from fossil fuels, peer-reviewed through the Cambridge University Press, October 2020


Universal Ownership in Practice: A Practical Investment Framework for Asset Owners SSRN Electronic Journal, July 2020 (which won the Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI) Paper Prize for “Best Paper for Potential Impact on Sustainable Finance Practices”)


Universal Ownership in the Anthropocene: “Universal Ownership in the Anthropocene.” SSRN Electronic Journal, May 2019 (which was “highly commended” by the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Most Innovative Investment Paper of 2020)


Report entitled Business School Rankings for the 21st Century, co-authored by David Pitt-Watson, published by the UN Global Compact and presented at Davos, January 2019