Climate Change Management

Climate Change Management is an IBF-STS accredited course that provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of key climate change concepts, principles, and risk management issues relevant to their organisations’ activities. The course will cover basic climate science concepts, main international agreements and frameworks related to climate change, followed by concepts on climate reporting frameworks, guidelines, and principles. The discussion will then shift to focus on various economic and market risks, such as physical and transition risks, as well as opportunities that arise from climate change in the financial sector. Finally, it concludes by identifying key sources of climate risks and transmission channels that can impact the financial sector’s performance and sustainability factors.


Dr Winston Chow is a Professor of Urban Climate at the Singapore Management University 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 tweets sporadically on many topics (unrelated to climate change) at @winstontlchow.


Basic Climate Science Concepts
International Agreements and Frameworks on Climate Change
Concepts of Climate Reporting Frameworks, Guidelines and Principles
Risks Arising from Climate Change
What Can Be Done to Lower Climate Risks?

Online. Learn at your own pace and convenience.

At the end of the course, participants in the financial sector should fulfil the following learning outcomes:

Disciplinary and Multidisciplinary Knowledge
Participants will understand how the confluence of scientific, social scientific, and humanities knowledge is essential to understanding climate change.

Global Knowledge
Participants will understand the main i) international agreements and frameworks on climate change, and ii) sustainability and climate change reporting frameworks.

Global Citizenship
Participants will be aware of how climate change risks, as well as various local, global, and personal actions and decisions can impact the larger international community (sectors, firms, individuals) through the larger-scale climate system.

The course is assessed based on the standard IBF accreditation scheme.

  • MCQ format
  • Individual assessment percentages are 20% per course unit/module
  • Overall passing rate: 80% or more overall and at least 50% per module

Bankers, Asset Managers, Insurance Professionals, Policymakers, Consultants, Accountants, Finance Industry Professionals

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.

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