Coronavirus COVID-19 information:
Owing to the global health crisis we will continue to monitor the feasibility of this programme taking place in 2021. A decision on this will be made in line with the government guidance and with the safety and security of all students and staff in mind. In the interim successful applicants for this programme will not need to pay the course fees until the situation becomes clearer. We also advise successful applicants against committing to other related expenses (i.e. travel).

Measuring and managing climate-related financial risks will be critical for institutions across the financial system. This has been made clear by the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), as well as by central banks and financial regulators around the world.

Physical climate change impacts and societal responses to climate change are already stranding assets across sectors of the global economy and this looks set to accelerate. This has very real implications that need to be appropriately and professionally managed.

Yet practice has not caught up with the theory and the field is developing incredibly quickly. The Climate-related Financial Risk Course (CFRC) is designed to equip participants with the very latest knowledge on climate-related financial risks, as well as the expertise, networks, and confidence to design and implement practices for measuring and managing these risks.

The course has been designed and developed by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme to support individuals working in a range of areas, including: 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; and NGOs working on climate-related financial risks.

The course is centred around a three-day residential workshop held at the University of Oxford.

The CFRC is one of two Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme open enrolment executive courses. Alumni will become part of our community and receive invitations to our events and conferences. There is also a growing alumni community. All alumni also receive a 15% discount on all other Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme open enrolment executive courses.


Content across the course is structured around the very latest evidence of climate-related risks, the elements of the toolkit required to measure climate-related risks, and how this can be implemented in practice within financial institutions. Sessions on the course will provide participants 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 courses are designed to equip participants with essential foundational knowledge of core principles and concepts in sustainable finance, as well as an advanced understanding of the very latest developments. They are the ideal preparation for current and emerging professional examinations in sustainable finance and related areas.