Singapore Green Finance Centre

Climate Finance Academy 2024

Climate Finance Academy

21 – 22 March 2024 | Singapore Management University

For the third consecutive year, this two-day executive education programme will challenge finance leaders to think critically about managing climate finance and risk. Drawing on the expertise of faculty at Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Climate Finance & Investment and Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, the programme will focus on climate finance topics including, risk, carbon markets, nature, and unlocking capital to enable the energy transition. This cohort aims to attract key representatives from decision-making functions across capital markets origination, risk management and asset management based in Singapore and Asia Pacific. Initially designed for the founding partners of the Singapore Green Finance Centre, the Academy is now open to non-partners for the first time. It will be delivered across two days and feature highly impactful, personalised, and immersive workshops for bankers, asset managers, and the regulator (MAS). The learning methodology is based on lectures and real case studies developed in collaboration with SGFC partners.

Participants must possess extensive experience in specific domains of capital markets, risk management, and asset management. Possible titles include:
• Chief Investment Officer
• Chief Risk Officer/Deputy Risk Officer
• Chief Sustainability Officer
• Chief Financial Officer
• Head of Origination/Structuring
Head of Portfolio/Investment/Asset Management
• Head of Private Wealth Management

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Introduction to Climate Change Science, Nature and Impacts
• Nature
• Asia specific opportunities and challenges

Learning objectives: Understand climate change impacts and concepts
Climate Risks, Financial Scenarios and Policy
• Climate Financial Risks
• Linking climate change to financial scenarios
• Policy and regulatory response to climate risks in the ASEAN market

Learning objectives: Understand the financial implications of climate change
Transition Finance and Climate Investment
• Transition Finance
• Clean Energy Investments
• Climate Tech Investment

Learning objectives: Market opportunities due to climate change through financial instruments
Adaptation Finance and Carbon Markets
• Adaptation Finance
• Carbon Markets: Compliance
• Voluntary Carbon Markets

Learning objectives: Deeper insight into the investable universe of climate change mitigation and adaptation

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

Day 1 - Thu, 21 Mar 2024
Module 1: Introduction to Climate Change Science, Nature and Impacts
8:00 – 8:15 Registration, Programme & Participant Introductions Mike Wilkins, Imperial College London
8:15 – 8:45 Introduction & Climate Finance Course Foundations Mili Fomicov & Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
8:45 – 9:45 Asia Specific Challenges & Opportunities Priya Bellino, Head of the Sustainability Solutions Group, Asia Pacific,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Science & Background to Climate Scenarios Dalia Daou, Imperial College London
10:45 – 12:00 Nature-related Risk & Opportunities Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
12:00 - 12:15 Group Photo Taking
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch Break
Module 2: Climate Risks, Financial Scenarios and Policy
13:00 – 13:15 Recap & Module Introduction Mili Fomicov & Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
13:15 – 14:15 Climate Risks Dr Géraldine Bouveret, Chief Research Officer, RIMM Sustainability
14:15 – 14:45 Risk Transmission Mechanisms Mili Fomicov & Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Financial Scenarios for Banks Mike Wilkins, Imperial College London
16:00 – 17:00 Policy & Regulatory Response to Climate Risks Raúl Rosales, Imperial College London
17:30 – 20:30 Networking Cocktail Reception
Day 2 - Fri, 22 Mar 2024
Module 3 - Transition Finance and Climate Investment
8:00 - 8:15 Recap & Module Introduction Mili Fomicov & Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
8:15 - 9:15 Transition Finance (Debt, Equities and Lending) Mili Fomicov, Imperial College London
9:15 - 10:15 HSBC's Net Zero Transition Plan Sunil Veetil, Regional Head of Sustainability,
Asia Pacific HSBC Commercial Banking
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Clean Energy Investments Mili Fomicov, Imperial College London
11:30 - 12:15 Climate Tech Investment Mili Fomicov, Imperial College London
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Break
Module 4: Adaptation Finance and Carbon Markets
13:00 - 13:30 Recap & Module Introduction Mili Fomicov & Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
13:30 - 14:30 Adaptation Finance and Blended Finance Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:30 Carbon Markets: Compliance Jan Ahrens, Chief Executive Officer, Spark Change
15:30 - 16:00 Voluntary Carbon Markets Raúl Rosales, Imperial College London
16:00 - 16:15 Programme Wrap Up Mili Fomicov & Raffaele Della Croce, Imperial College London

COURSE FEE

SGD 3,380 (before GST)

VENUE & DIRECTIONS

Singapore Management University, Administration Building
Function Room 4.1 & 4.2
81 Victoria Street, Level 4, Singapore 188065

Nearest MRT Station: Bras Basah Stn Exit A
If you are driving, visit carpark information for more details.

Details for the next intake will be shared in due course.

TESTIMONIALS

PROGRAMME DIRECTORS

Mili Fomicov
Teaching Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College Business School

Dr. Raffaele Della Croce
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College Business School

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there subsidies or funding schemes for this programme?
A: Unfortunately, there are no subsidies or funding schemes available. However, we encourage you to take advantage of the early bird rate, available until 9 February 2024.

Q: What certificate will I receive upon programme completion?
A: Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation endorsed by SGFC, Imperial Business School, and SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business.