MAS Environmental (Climate) Risk Management Primer

About This Course

Banks are under rising regulatory and commercial pressure to protect themselves from the impact of climate change and to align with the global sustainability agenda. Banking regulators around the world, including MAS are now formalizing new rules for climate-risk management. This course aims to provide an introductory overview of the climate change regulatory agenda, as well as the regulatory and stakeholder expectations with regards to climate and environmental risk management and the impact of the environmental, sustainability, and governance (ESG) factors in the banks’ investment and lending decisions in response to the shifting attitudes towards “green” financing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have a better understanding of the driving forces and shifting attitudes towards ESG centric business activities
  • Be more aware of the impact and consequence of climate change on business activities
  • Be cognizant of the commercial imperatives for better climate-risk management, especially in a competitive environment in which banks are often judged on their green/ESG credentials
  • Be aware and understand the regulatory expectations of how to incorporate climate factors into capital allocations, loan approvals, portfolio monitoring, and reporting

Module 1 Background – Climate Change & Impact

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Global Warming

Module 2: Climate-Related Risks, Opportunities & Financial Impact (Focus on Banking Sector)

  • Overview of Physical & Transition Risks
  • Financial Intermediation

Module 3: Risks Arising from Climate Change – Focus on Physical and Transition Risks

  • Physical Risks from Climate Change
  • Examples of Physical Risk Impact on Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • Transition Risks from Climate Change
  • Other Types of Risk Arising from Climate Change

Module 4: Supervisory & Regulatory Responses to Climate Change

  • MAS Guidelines on Environmental Risk Management for Banks, Insurers and Asset Managers (FIs)
  • What These Guidelines Mean for Your Business
  • What then are these Key Environmental Risks?
  • How then should FIs Manage these Risks?
  • Overview of the Key Pillars of the Guidelines
  • Scope of the Guidelines
  • Enforcement of Guidelines
  • Implications of Guidelines


The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”)

The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”) is a training incentive scheme supported by the Financial Sector Development Fund (FSDF). The scheme supports financial sector-specific training programmes that raise the competency of the financial sector.

All our programmes are approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and are eligible for FTS claims, subject to all eligibility criteria being met. For latest development on the Enhanced Funding Support for IBF FTS, please visit the Financial Training Scheme site.

Early Bird Discount

Enjoy 10% early bird discount when you register one (1) month before the course commencement date.

MAS Environmental (Climate) Risk Management Primer


Course Features
  • CPD
    1.5 Hours
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