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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Emre Usenmez joined CISL in 2021. He is a Senior Teaching Associate and is Course Director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership where he leverages his knowledge of law and finance to deliver insights into key sustainability challenges. His main research interests are in energy and natural resources, legal and regulatory mechanisms, contracts, finance, statistical modelling, economics, economic theory and law, and risk management.


Previously, Emre was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and served as a Dean for Internationalisation. Over the past decade he taught finance and law at undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education levels. Prior to joining the academia he was working in the natural resources sector.

He is a Fellow of the UK’s Advance HE (formerly, the Higher Education Academy) and holds a PhD in Economics, Finance and Law, an MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance and an LLM in Oil & Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, as well as a BSc in Economics and a BA in Political Science from the North Carolina State University. His latest book is Redesigning Petroleum Taxation: Aligning Government and Investors in the UK (2018 Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics).

Course Director, Master’s in Sustainability Leadership (Continuous Route)