Overview of the webinar

In this course, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing banks in a world of global warming.
  • Learn the principles that banks use in managing climate risk.
  • Understand what is driving the banks’ ESG agenda.
  • Identify what is required to achieve climate change risk maturity.

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • ESG in a nutshell
  • ESG in banking
  • Opportunities & challenges for banks
  • What is driving the banks’ ESG agenda?
  • Principles for banks in managing climate-risk
  • Achieving climate change risk maturity
  • Using green energy
  • Climate stress tests for banks

Why should you attend?

Climate change is putting banks at risk, and that risk is being determined by two factors.

1. Banks need to manage their own financial exposures, and these exposures are at risk because of climate change.

  • As physical and transition risks emerge, corporates will become increasingly vulnerable to value erosion that could undermine their credit status.
  • Risks may become apparent in such effects as coastal real-estate losses, land redundancy, and forced adaptation of sites or closures.
  • These may have both direct and indirect negative impacts on banks’ balance sheets, including an increase in stranded assets, uncertain residual values, and the potential loss of reputation if banks, for example, are not seen to support their customers effectively.

2. Banks are also being forced by regulatory pressure to help finance a green agenda, a process that is critical to temper the impact of global warming.

  • Renewable energy, refurbishing plants, and adaptive technologies all require significant levels of financing. These improvements will cut carbon emissions, capture and store atmospheric carbon, and accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.
  • Oil and gas, power generation, real estate, automotive, and agriculture present significant green-investment opportunities.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Directors and all levels of management
  • Operations and business staff at all levels in the business
  • Compliance Managers
  • Environmental Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Compliance Analyst/Investigators
  • Registered Investment Advisors
  • Due Diligence Departments or Individuals
  • Corporate Management
  • Directors, CEOs, CFOs
  • Asset Managers
  • Finance Officers

About the speaker

Stanley Epstein

Years of Experience: 40+ years

Stanley is a Principal Associate in the Citadel Advantage Group. Formerly Citadel Advantage Ltd., the company worked with banks and financial institutions (2001 to 2021) to make them safer and more profitable, through consulting and training, specif