This course is developed by the Singapore Green Finance Centre (SGFC) and is available as an e-learning module on the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) iLearn platform.
Dr Winston Chow is an Associate Professor of Urban Climate at SMU’s College of Integrative Studies. His current research is on urban vulnerability to climate change, urban heat island adaptation and mitigation, and environmental perceptions in tourism.
He is a Principal Investigator for the Cooling Singapore initiative, and was selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a Lead Author for their chapter on “Cities, Settlements and Key Infrastructure” in the Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change. He enjoys talking and writing about these research issues, and he tweets sporadically on many topics (unrelated to climate change) at @winstontlchow.
This IBF-STS accredited course introduces participants from the financial sector to climate change management. It provides participants with a better understanding of the key climate change concepts, principles, and risk management issues relevant to the organisation’s activities. After first ensuring that participants have a basic understanding of the climate science concepts, we will then move the discussion to the main international agreements and frameworks on climate change, followed by concepts on climate reporting frameworks, guidelines, and principles. Next, participants will be made aware of the various financial sector’s economic and market risks i.e., physical and transition risks, and opportunities arising from climate change. Finally, we conclude the course by discussing the key sources of climate risks and potential transmission channels through which they can impact and be impacted by the financial sector performance of the organisation or materially impact sustainability factors.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES
At the end of the course, participants in the financial sector should fulfil the following learning outcomes:
MODE OF INSTRUCTION
Online: Learn at your own pace and convenience.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Bankers, Asset Managers, Insurance Professionals, Policymakers, Consultants, Accountants, finance industry professionals
5 content units/modules (lectures + core readings + assessments):
The course is assessed based on the standard IBF accreditation scheme.
COURSE FEE & FUNDING
SGD 500. This course is recognised under the Standards Training Scheme (STS) and eligible for STS claims, subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Please refer to the IBF website for more information.