Climate and Natural Capital Risks in Finance: Latest Approaches

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Date(s) - 07/12/17
8:30am - 12:00pm


National Australia Bank
800 Bourke St, Docklands

The Oxford Smith School, Monash University (Australian Centre for Financial Studies) and National Australia Bank invite you to discuss the latest in physical climate risk in finance.

2017 has been a year of record-breaking weather, both in Australia and around the world. After a northern summer characterised by raging wildfires and intimidating storms, the investment community is becoming accustomed to measuring the impact of extraordinary weather.

In this context, corporates, regulators, academics and investors are grappling methods of identifying, predicting, tracking and avoiding physical climate and natural capital risks. From those with directly exposed assets through to those with difficult-to-identify secondary risk, new methods and approaches are rapidly being developed.

Professor Gordon Clark  (Head of the Oxford Smith School), Dr. Francisco Ascui (University of Tasmania) and Professor Cameron Truong (Monash, ex. Citibank) among others will focus on the latest approaches to physical climate risk.

The seminar will include a panel of leading industry professionals who will distil the outputs of the academic research presented for a broader audience.

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 8.30am – 12noon
Venue: National Australia Bank Limited
800 Bourke Street, Docklands Vic 3008


8.30am – Registration
9am – Welcome
9.05am – Introductory Address (Prof Gordon Clark)
9.15am – Environmental Risk in Lending to Australian Agriculture
(Dr Francisco Ascui (UTas) and Prof Gordon Clark and Theodor Cojoianu (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford)
9.45am – Climate Risk – The Price of Drought
Prof Cameron Truong, Dr Thu Ha Nguyen & Dr Thanh D Huynh  (Monash University)
10.15am – Coffee Break
10.45am – Drought risk in private debt contracts
Dr Viet Do, Dr Thu Ha Ngyen & Dr Cameron Truong and Dr Tran Vu  (Monash University)
11.15am – Industry & Academics Panel
12noon – Concludes

This event is FREE, but please RSVP your attendance by emailing Theodor Cojoianu

Mr Theodor Cojoianu
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford