Climate & ESG Learning to Advance Your Career

As a risk professional, gain new skills and expertise in the areas of climate risk management and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) so you are poised to address the growing global sustainability challenges.

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Certificate of Practice in Sustainability and Climate Risk
Are you prepared to tackle the unique challenges that come with Climate and ESG risk management and portfolio decarbonization? Get ready to dig into the climate and ESG risk discipline, expand your knowledge, and learn how to deal with climate and ESG risks in an efficient and effective manner when you join us in our dedicated live online course.

When: August 13–20, 2024
Where: Virtual Course
Climate Scenario Live Discussion
This interactive and engaging course is right for you if you are new to climate scenario analysis and want to learn what it is, including best practices, and how to implement them in accordance with the reporting standards across various jurisdictions.  You should be able to create your own roadmap and framework after attending this course.

When: June 24–25, 2024
Where: Virtual Course
Climate Risk Modelling & Stress Testing
PRMIA Vienna presents an in person event: Climate Risk Modelling & Stress Testing: The Development and Application.

When: June 19, 2024
Where: Vienna
Introduction to Climate Change & Climate Risk Management
This course explores the ways in which climate change drives traditional risk types, how climate-related risks can be identified, measured and managed, and the emerging opportunities in climate finance.

When: June 11 – August 31, 2024
Where: Virtual Course

PRMIA Sustaining Membership

As global sustainability challenges are growing, turn to PRMIA for leading thought and peer-vetted research in the areas of climate risk management and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).

Join as a Sustaining Member for the most complete access to the resources that will make you a more knowledgeable, effective, and insightful risk professional. 


PRMIA Institute Papers

A Random Walk Into Climate Disaster

Written by Gerhard Mulder

This paper explores how risk managers should be able to adapt in response to changes and new information.

The Impact of Climate Risk on Financial Institutions

Written by Oscar McCarthy, Ken Radigan, and Alexandru Voicu 

In this paper, the PRMIA Institute provides Risk Leaders with an overview of the critical industry changes associated with different climate change scenarios, insight into the key risks, and a discussion of how these risks can be managed.

Thought Leadership Webinar Recordings

A Random Walk into Climate Disaster

The capital markets theories of the 1950s and 1960s are based on assumptions that will render them obsolete as the shift towards a low carbon economy is gathering momentum. This has profound consequences for how portfolios are constructed, how companies are valued, the changing role of risk managers, and the type of data they need to inform decisions. This webinar aims to address the question, "What is really going on here?"

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Data and Analytic Resources to Evaluate Climate Risk

Participants gain insights on both risk mitigation and revenue enhancement opportunities, with applications of risk data and analytics that are easily accessible on the web. Also, learn about recent developments in the context of machine learning and AI resources for better understanding climate risk implications, inclusive of free online toolsets.  The domain of geospatial analytics are explored with respect to how unique insights from these models can be applied. 

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Climate Disclosures: Progress in the Banking Industry 2021 Update

BCS Consulting has produced its second comprehensive analysis of the implementation of the reporting framework outlined by the voluntary Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in the banking sector. In this webinar, Hector presents the key findings of the report in terms of endorsement trends, implementation maturity, and key areas of focus and recommendations on how banks can improve their implementation of TCFD.

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Climate Disclosures: Progress in the Banking Industry - 2020

Key Takeaways

  • What are climate risks? 
  • Approaches to managing physical risks
  • Approaches to managing transition risks
  • Creating new investment opportunities
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What Happens When an ESG Writer Rewrites the Database?

The explosion in ESG research has led to a strong reliance on ESG rating providers. In a research paper co-authored with Zacharias Sautner and Florian Berg, we document widespread changes to the historical ratings of one of the major rating agencies. Across two downloads in 2018 and 2020, we document large rewritings in ESG ratings, which are systematic and related to past performance.

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The Impact of Climate Risk on Financial Institutions

Key Takeaways

  • Key risks and scenarios
  • Actions required by every firm to both manage the risks and reap the rewards
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Cost-Benefit Methodology to Value Climate Change Resilience

By properly incorporating and evaluating climate change impact uncertainty and mitigation flexibility, Real Options Analysis can become a critical tool in achieving the following key objectives:

  • Motivate public and private sector leaders to develop and implement climate change resilience and adaptation projects consistent with their fiduciary duties to investors and other stakeholders
  • Optimize project design to achieve long-term resilience and adaptability at minimum cost
  • Create broader and longer-lasting mitigation impact with limited available funding
  • Reflect the full value of climate resilience and adaptation projects, while reducing their risks and increasing their appeal for stakeholders and investors
  • Attract additional sources of funding for climate change resilience and adaptation projects
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E.S.G.: Not Just in Words, but in Deeds!

Providing fundamental ESG intelligence for discovering and deriving potential during all value chain steps in risk management is vital for enabling a sustainable future. An ESG-related risk management insight makes business decisions with conviction, identifies opportunities, sharpens effectiveness, and re-evaluates potential risks.

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When Climate Change and Risk Management Collide

Key Takeaways

  • What are climate risks?
  • Approaches to managing physical risks
  • Approaches to managing transition risks
  • Creating new investment opportunities
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Virtual Event Recordings

How Green Lending Could Save the Planet

Our esteemed panel of three risk professionals will give us their insights into how the future of lending is being impacted by the macro-economic drive towards sustainable lending and how climate risk and associated challenges can be quantified.

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CRO Roundtable – Crisis Risk Management, Risk or Distraction

Michael Ferndale and John Deverell will pick up with PRMIA London where they left off at the end of our recent session. They will explore actions by senior management that might be appropriate in the event of a significant risk actually materialising. After their opening remarks there will be a question and answer discussion under Chatham House Rule.

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Addressing Sustainability Risk

This panel discussion brings together senior-level professionals specialized in ESG investment and risk management to discuss how organizations of all sizes and sectors are addressing sustainability risks. We will discuss the ways in which Covid-19 presents opportunities to make the organizational model changes needed to effectively address sustainability risks.

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Integrating Climate Change in the ECB Supervisory Process

Join PRMIA in a discussion on the recent guide published by the ECB on climate-related and environmental risks. Guan Schellekens, ECB Lead Supervisor on climate risks, will discuss ECB’s supervisory expectations relating to risk management and disclosure.

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Intelligent Risk Articles

The ESG Working Group

The PRMIA Climate & ESG Risk Management Working Group is a forum for senior risk, finance, and capital management colleagues to discuss on a monthly basis the latest developments. It is a London Chapter subcommittee

Visit the ESG Working Group

Join the PRMIA Online Community

Subscribe to the "Climate Risk" community listed under our Areas of Interest community category by clicking the link below.

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