Course Overview

Climate change is recognised by the World Economic Forum as the single most important risk facing the global economy. The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report indicates that the impact of global warming could be substantially more significant on global GDP growth rates than the global financial crisis of 2008 – 2010. Therefore, climate change is important to finance. This course provides an understanding of the nature of climate change, drivers and solutions and applies this to the world of finance through use of case studies and relevant exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of the science of climate change
  • Understand the key risks to the economy and broader financial markets arising from climate change
  • Understand the main reporting frameworks to measure climate change
  • Understand greenhouse gas emission measurement frameworks
  • Understand greenhouse gas reporting frameworks

Profile of Participants

This course provides an overview of the science and risks of climate change before focusing on measurement and management of emissions. The course is suitable for participants looking to extend their understanding of climate change in finance and builds on the ESG Fundamentals and Application course.

How to Enrol in this Open Session?

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About the Facilitator

Hamish Forbes

Hamish is both an experienced and versatile trainer who has joined the Fitch Learning team in 2019. His training coverage includes macroeconomics, banking, cards and payments, capital markets, risk and regulation

Hamish formed part of the Learning and Development team with Barclays where he was the global head of financial training for 10 years. During this time, he managed, designed and delivered the global colleague curriculum and designed and delivered the global graduate markets programs which covered a broad range of content related to banking, markets, asset classes, cards and payments, risk and regulation. He also provided training to some of the corporate and investment bank’s premier clients globally and has delivered training on every continent.

Hamish started his career in the capital markets and spent 20 years in trading and sales working for a number of banks in London including UBS, WestLB, Nationsbank (now part of BofAML) and IntesaSanPaolo. During this time, he was active in both primary and secondary markets covering a range of asset classes including credit, structured credit (ABS, MBS, CLOs), rates, FX, derivatives and equities.
Hamish has a first degree in economics and accountancy from the University of Southampton and holds an MBA in strategy from Kingston University. He also sits on the advisory board to the faculty of business and law at Kingston University

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