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Global Financial Markets Intelligence

Global Financial Markets Intelligence

Live Online Workshop: Climate Risk within the Financial Services Sector

An innovative climate risk course delivered live online by our expert trainers Gerhard Mulder and Stephanie Gnissios

19-22 Apr 2021
Online, Netherlands

Why You Should Attend

Live Online Workshop: Climate Risk within the Financial Services Sector

To ensure we meet your expectations and maximise your return on training investment, we favour a classroom/workshop style set up for the delivery of our courses. Please note we therefore have a limited number of spaces available and these will be assigned on a first come, first accepted basis. We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Note: This course is also offered through a live webcast if you are unable to travel to the event in person.

Course Introduction

Climate change is emerging as a major corporate and financial issue. Climate change is not a ‘future problem’ anymore. Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. Effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.

Climate change creates risks in four different ways: regulatory risks (such as new legislation or carbon pricing), physical risks (such as extreme weather events or loss of productivity), technological risks (such as electric vehicles or renewable energy), and social risk (such as the anti-coal coalition). These risks extend to supply chains (upstream) as well as market changes (downstream).


Investors and regulators, such as central banks, are taking notice. They believe that climate change presents a new systemic risk that is not yet fully understood. They are therefore pressing for more transparency through the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Financial institutions therefore must develop an understanding of what climate change means to them, which actions they can take, and how they can report on their activities.

Participants will learn about climate trends, current policy responses, how climatechange impacts portfolios, how to close the data gap, work through case studies, learn how to quantify climate risk, and apply the Climate Risk Hazard/Impact Matrix to your own institution.

How will you benefit?

· Develop an understanding of the “impact chains” of climate change on individual assets, portfolios and markets

· Understand the link between climate impacts and financial performance

· Gain insight on current policy responses and develop scenarios for future responses

· Learn how to compare different TCFD reports from similar companies in the same sector

· Engage with your clients on climate risk

About your expert trainer:

Gerhard Mulder, Director and Co-Founder, Climate Risk Services

Gerhard’s career in climate finance has spanned both the public and private sector, having worked in consulting in Washington DC, environmental markets on Wall Street, and for the Dutch government (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) to implement the Kyoto Protocol. In 2005 he set up the climate finance desk at ABN AMRO Bank and positioned the bank as one of the first global banks in the carbon market.

In 2010 he joined Rabobank International to develop an electronic trading platform for environmental commodities such as carbon credits and renewable energy certificates. In 2010 he switched back to the public sector and joined a leading non-profit (IUCN) in the Netherlands. At IUCN he advised the Netherlands government on developing financial instruments to attract private sector climate finance.

He co-founded Climate Risk Services (CRS) together with a non-profit, Climate Adaptation Services (a spin-out from the Dutch government). CRS combines climate data, financial knowledge and sector expertise to develop climate risk services to a range of public and private sector organisations. Some of their financial sector clients include leading banks, institutional investors and Sovereign Wealth Funds. Gerhard completed his MBA at Oxford in 2018 with distinction. He studied environmental economics and international affairs at Columbia University in New York, and Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam.


Pre-course questionnaire:

A detailed questionnaire will be sent to all course participants to establish exactly where the group training needs lie. The completed forms will be analysed by the course leader/trainer and followed by telephone if further clarification is required. As a result we can guarantee that the course is pitched at exactly the right level and that the issues that you regard as relevant are addressed. The course material will reflect these issues and will enable you to digest the subject matter after the event in your own time.

Who should attend?

· Risk Managers

· Investor Relations

· Environmental, Social, and Governance Managers

· Strategy Managers

· Climate and Catastrophe Modellers

· Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

· Members of Supervisory Boards

Why Choose GFMI marcus evans?

marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

Voice of Our Customers
  • “The use of online mini-games and simulations was very engaging. I have enjoyed the interaction with the rest of the learners in the sessions” European Central Bank
  • “The practical approach solidified my understanding of the topic, well structured course” ING Bank
  • “Clear instructions and passionate delivery. Very open to answering questions and made everyone fell at ease” RBS
  • “Fun, informative, thought provoking” Lloyds TSB
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Event Contact

For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

Kamelia Simeonova

101 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1RS

0044 203 002 3172
Email: kamelias@marcusevansuk.com