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


Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Introduction to Climate Change Science and Scenarios
• 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, Instruments and Carbon Markets
• Financial instruments
• Carbon Markets

Learning objectives: Market opportunities due to climate change through financial instruments
Investment and Financing Solutions
• Investing in Climate Change Solutions
• Adaptation Finance

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


Day 1 - Thu, 21 Mar 2024
Module 1: Introduction to Climate Change Science, Nature and Impacts
8:00 – 8:15 Registration, Programme & Participant Introductions Imperial College London
8:15 – 8:45 Introduction & Climate Finance Course Foundations 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 Imperial College London
10:45 – 12:00 Nature-related Risk & Opportunities 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 Imperial College London
13:15 – 13:45 Climate Risks Dr Géraldine Bouveret, Chief Research Officer, RIMM Sustainability
13:45 – 14:45 Risk Transmission Mechanisms Imperial College London
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:00 Financial Scenarios for Banks Imperial College London
16:00 – 17: 00 Policy & Regulatory Response to Climate Risks Imperial College London
17:30 – 20:30 Networking Cocktail Reception
Day 2 - Fri, 22 Mar 2024
Module 3 - Transition Finance, Instruments, and Carbon Markets
8:00 - 8:15 Recap & Module Introduction Imperial College London
8:15 - 9:00 Transition Finance Imperial College London
9:00 - 9:45 Financial Instruments (Debt) Imperial College London
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:00 Climate Change Investing in the ASEAN Region Guest speaker
11:00 - 11:30 Carbon Markets: Compliance Guest speaker
11:30 - 12:00 Voluntary Carbon Markets Imperial College London
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break
Module 4: Investment and Financing Solutions
13:00 - 13:15 Recap & Module Introduction Imperial College London
13:15 - 14:00 Climate Tech Energy Investments Imperial College London
14:00 - 15:00 Clean Tech Investments Imperial College London
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Adaptation Finance & Blended Finance Imperial College London
16:15 - 17:00 Programme Wrap Up Imperial College London


SGD 3,380 (before GST)


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.



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.