New IRM course helps profession prepare for climate risks

The Institute of Risk Management, Imperial College London and the Grantham Institute have teamed up to deliver a practical training course on climate change risk management.

The Climate Change Risk Management Training Course will be delivered virtually, over two days, with three hours of live sessions per day (via Zoom).

The presenters are experts in the field of climate change and risk management and include Prof. Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute and Professor of Geosciences at Imperial College London; Dr Mark Workman, visiting lecturer at Energy Futures Lab; an Affiliate Researcher at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change; and the Environment and Research Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London; and Dr Enrico Biffis, associate professor of actuarial finance at Imperial College Business School and associate director for development finance at the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis.

According to the World Economic Forum, environmental degradation is an existential threat to humanity.

Senior IRM member Carol Misiko and WEF Global Risks Report contributor, said: “The IRM’s recent Global Risk Predictions highlights how climate change will impact every business and that now is the time for action ahead of COP26.

“Climate change affects all businesses; the extraction of coal is controversial and will continue to be the cause of continued political risks. The metals needed for batteries and mobile phones are in short supply and will limit production as well as create political complications. It is likely that we will continue to see footage of flooded houses, factories and roads across the globe.

“Now more than ever, risk managers need to act, and this course provides the perfect opportunity to upskill and engage with senior thinkers on climate change.”

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