Climate-related Financial Risk Programme
Measuring and managing climate-related financial risks is critical for institutions across the financial system. Our three-day Climate-related Financial Risk Programme at the University of Oxford is designed to equip individuals from financial institutions and regulators, government officials, and corporate strategists with the latest understanding of climate risks.
The G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), central banks and financial regulators have all highlighted the need for comprehensive, high-quality information on the impacts of climate change. The physical impacts are stranding assets across specific sectors of the global economy, with real implications that need to be appropriately and professionally managed.
In addition to the latest knowledge on climate-related financial risks, the Climate-related Financial Risk Programme provides participants with the expertise, networks, and confidence to design and implement practices for measuring and managing these risks.
Designed and developed by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, the programme is aimed at individuals such as:
- Risk officers in financial institutions
- Analysts and portfolio managers
- Corporate risk managers and strategists
- Financial regulators supervising or considering how to supervise firms in relation to climate-related risk
- Government officials integrating climate-related risk into government decision-making and policy
- NGOs working on climate-related financial risks.
The programme focuses on the latest evidence, the toolkit elements required to measure climate-related risks, and how these can be implemented in practice. Through the programme participants will be provided with an understanding of:
- Climate-related physical risk
- Climate-related transition risk
- Climate-related legal risk
- The use of data for analysing risk
- Scenarios for climate and energy transitions
- The latest theories on measuring climate-related risk
- The roles and expectations of regulators
- Means to navigate climate-related financial risk
Our programmes equip attendees with an understanding of the core principles and concepts in sustainable finance, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the latest developments. They are ideal preparation for professional examinations in sustainable finance and related areas.
Alumni will receive invitations to our events and conferences as part of our growing community. Alumni are eligible for a 15% discount on all other Oxford Sustainable Finance Group open enrolment executive programmes.
Through the programme participants will form a network of senior practitioners working at the intersection of finance and sustainability. Previous participants have attended from organisations including:
- Barclays Bank
- Environment Agency
- Bank of England
- Linklaters LLP
- Kresge Foundation
- CBRE Global Investors
- Legal & General
The programme is designed by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group, and the content is underpinned by its research, faculty and networks. The Oxford Sustainable Finance Group is a multidisciplinary research centre working to be the world's best place for research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment. It was established in 2012 to align the theory and practice of finance and investment with global environmental sustainability.
The programme blends academic expertise with professional insight with contributions from leading Oxford faculty and leading practitioners from across the public and private sectors.
Previous speakers have included:
- Dr Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Group and the Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow
- Dr Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer in Climate Science, Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
- Ellie Mulholland, Director, Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative
- Dr Nicole Röttmer Partner, PwC Germany
In order to apply please complete an online application form.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their suitability for the programme in terms of:
- The relevance of the programme to their occupation and organisation
- Their experience and potential, particularly in areas related to programme content
Fees & funding
The fee for the Climate-related Financial Risk Programme is £4,500. There is a discretionary discounted rate of £3,500 for participants whose proven primary employment is in the public and third sectors. We define the public and third sectors as:
- central or local government
- regulatory agencies
- supervisory authorities
- central banks
- multilateral institutions
- non-profit civil society organisations
- registered charities
- philanthropic organisations
State-backed companies, including public financial institutions, operating to make a commercial return are not eligible for discretionary discounts. Nor are consultants serving public and third sector clients.
We apply the discretionary discount on a case-by-case basis and will prioritise those from emerging markets and developing countries. At the same time as considering a discretionary discount we will consider eligibility for bursaries based on merit and need. We may request further information from you and your employer before we can process a discount or bursary
The programme fee includes all teaching costs, en-suite accommodation at an Oxford college for three nights, breakfast, lunch and a dinner. It does not include the cost of travel to and from Oxford, visas, insurance or any personal expenses.
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We have a small number of scholarships for applicants from the public sector and civil society, in particular for candidates from developing countries.
Scholarships will cover a proportion of the course fees depending on need, and are intended to increase diversity and accessibility.
To be considered for a scholarship please ensure you select the appropriate option on the application form.
Applications are reviewed for suitability to the programme, and if the application is accepted, notification will be sent with a link for online payment.
Payment is due within 30 days of notification of acceptance, or 6 weeks before the programme begins, whichever is sooner. Registrations will be confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee. Places are allocated in order of receipt of payment. Prices are subject to periodical revision.
Please read our full Terms and conditions.