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MSDI’s executive education course - Climate change and business risk: Developing a strategic approach - is helping organisations integrate climate into their core strategies.

Investors, regulators and customers increasingly acknowledge climate change as one of the defining challenges of our generation and they now expect companies to demonstrate a competent response to this challenge. Yet most businesses have not yet integrated climate into their core strategies.

Developed specifically for senior managers and executives in finance, risk, operations, strategy, sustainability and corporate affairs, and drawing on MSDI’s world-leading interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development, the Climate Change and business risk course is designed to help participants integrate climate into their organisations’ key strategies successfully.

The establishment of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) in response to the demands from regulators and investors for greater corporate action and disclosure on climate change, has put the spotlight on organisations for effective climate disclosure, however this can only happen when a comprehensive, integrated strategy is in place.

Drawing on experts from across academia and industry, program participants will learn how to use the TCFD framework to become climate resilient and move past short-term pressures, policy uncertainty and the difficulty of organisational and systems change to successfully integrate climate into strategy.

Key learnings include:

  • The significance of climate change to your organisation
  • Physical, transition and liability risks (including fiduciary responsibilities) of climate change
  • Changing expectations from investors, clients and regulators
  • Pathways for and business opportunities in transitioning to net zero emissions and
  • Using scenarios for strategic decision-making under uncertainty

The Climate change and business risk course is available as an open and customised program to suit an organisation’s specific needs.

The first open course will take place on 22-23 May 2019 in Melbourne.

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Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is a leading interdisciplinary research and education institute. Through units like ClimateWorks Australia, BehaviourWorks Australia and Monash Water Sensitive Cities, we’ve made a significant impact on policy, practice and behaviour across our region and the world.

We’re also helping some of Australia’s biggest companies with their climate strategies and scenario analysis.

MSDI harnesses the strength of Australia’s largest university – Monash – in interdisciplinary partnerships with government, industry, academia and civil society. We offer academic and professional courses that enable people and organisations to engage and respond to some of the biggest environmental, economic and social issues facing our world today.