According to the World Economic Forum, the top four of five risks the world is facing today are related to climate change—both in terms of impact and likelihood. Climate change risks adversely affect the productivity of assets, increase the cost of operation, disrupt the supply chain, and reduce the market demand for carbon-emitting or polluting businesses. Climate change can destabilize the financial system and wreck the financial market by disrupting businesses and depressing household income. Just a few years ago, the financial system was ignoring the risk of climate change, but suddenly it has become more cautious about this risk than ever. As the economy is transitioning toward more climate-friendly initiatives, huge investment opportunities are attracting attention.
In this context, the financial sector is encouraging industry professionals to gain specific knowledge and expertise in climate change. These trained professionals, equipped with a knowledge base in climate change and an understanding of its impact on financial assets, can better design and implement financial decision making and strategic planning concerning climate change.
In this webinar, we will explore the dynamics of climate change in the financial sector as well as the job opportunities, courses, and skill sets required to pursue a successful career in climate finance and to integrate climate change into financial decision making.
- Discuss why climate change is important for decision makers in the financial sector.
- Review roles and responsibilities as well as career paths.
- Learn about required domain knowledge, skills, and competencies.
- Gain an understanding of possible courses in climate finance.
- Develop long-term career expectations.
This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 05 January 2023