Introduction to Climate Change & Climate Risk Management

New Course! Attend our newest course on climate change and climate risk management in the financial sector. The 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.

Course Period: February 22 - March 21, 2022
Lessons Launch: 
Each Tuesday beginning February 22, 2022
Instructor Access: 
February 22 - March 28, 2022

Time: Self-paced


BCS Consulting:

Hector Fontaine, Managing Consultant
Joe Lovatt, Senior Consultant
Hannah Peter, Senior Consultant
Frank Glock, Consultant

 Session Length
4 lessons, approx. 1 hour per lesson


About This Course
This course is an introduction and overview of the science of climate change and how this is impacting financial institutions today. We will discuss the transmission mechanisms through which climate change drives traditional risk types including financial and non-financial, the regulatory agenda for financial services organizations, and climate finance initiatives through which organizations can capitalize on climate-related opportunities.

The course will highlight examples of emerging best practice initiatives in financial institutions. We will cover the latest trends and key challenges that lie ahead and provide a strong foundation on climate change management for risk practitioners in the financial sector.  

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the scientific basis of climate change and key drivers of climate risk.
2. Identify the ways in which climate risk can be identified, measured and managed in the financial sector. 
3. Recognize the opportunities in Climate Finance for the sector.
4. Raise awareness of industry and regulatory initiatives used to tackle climate change.

Lesson  Topic
 Lesson 1
Feb 22
 Climate Change Overview
• The climate system and scientific basis of climate change
• Key anthropogenic drivers of climate change  
 Lesson 2
March 1
How Climate Change Drives Traditional Risk Types
• Physical, transition and liability risk
• Transition mechanism into traditional risk types
• Climate risk measurement and management in the financial sector
 Lesson 3
March 8
Climate Finance: Investment, Products and Advisory
• Current market size and trends (e.g., Green bonds)
• Key challenges in climate finance (e.g., data and taxonomies)
• Net-zero pathways

 Lesson 4
March 15
 The Climate Agenda: Regulatory Landscape & Industry Initiatives
• UK and Global Financial Regulation 
• Climate change disclosure 

Who Should Attend

Risk managers, practitioners, and financial professionals

About Our Expert


Hector Fontaine, Managing Consultant, Sustainable Finance Lead

Hector is the Sustainable Finance Lead for BCS Consulting. He has deep expertise in risk, finance and sustainability, advising and supporting many of the world's largest financial institutions as well as smaller financial firms in these areas for many years. Hector is a frequent speaker in industry events and has authored numerous ESG publications. In 2018 he directed and co-authored the BCS Consulting ESG Banking Benchmark Report and in 2019 and 2021, Hector directed and co-authored the BCS Consulting TCFD Global Progress Report for the Banking Sector publications. Hector holds an APRM qualification by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association and a masters in Finance from London Business School.


Joe Lovatt, Sustainable Finance Senior Consultant

Joe is a Sustainable Finance Senior Consultant at BCS Consulting. He has a strong background in ESG and risk management. Joe has advised many financial institutions in sustainability topics, particularly in ESG Governance and IT enhancements for effective ESG management. Joe has also supported the development of BCS climate research in areas such as TCFD reporting and PRA compliance.


Hannah Peter, Sustainable Finance Senior Consultant

Hannah Peter is a Sustainable Finance Senior Consultant at BCS Consulting. As both an industry professional and management consultant she has developed deep risk management and ESG experience within financial services. She has a Green Finance Certificate from the Chartered Banker Institute and co-authored the BCS Consulting TCFD Global Progress Report for the Banking Sector publications in 2019 and 2021.


Frank Glock, Sustainable Finance SME
Frank Glock is a Sustainable Finance Consultant with strong risk management and ESG experience, specializing in the wealth and asset management industry. He has worked with firms on upcoming ESG regulatory initiatives, such as the EU Taxonomy, SFDR and TCFD, and has supported firms in understanding the data and operating model considerations to effectively implement ESG requirements.

Continued Risk Learning Credits: 4

PRMIA Continued Risk Learning (CRL) programs provide you with the opportunity to formally recognize your professional development, documenting your evolution as a risk professional. Employers can see that you are not static, making you a highly valued, dynamic, and desirable employee. The CRL program is open to all Contributing, Sustaining, and Risk Leader members, providing a convenient and easily accessible way to submit, manage, track and document your activities online through the PRMIA CRL Center. To request CRL credits, please email [email protected].

 Membership Type Price
 PRMIA and RIM Members $549.00
 Non Member $599.00

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