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Climate-related Financial Risk Course


University of Oxford

Course overview

Measuring and managing climate-related financial risks will be critical for institutions across the financial system. This has been made clear by the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), as well as by central banks and financial regulators around the world.

The Climate-related Financial Risk Course (CFRC) is designed to equip participants with the very latest knowledge on climate-related financial risks, as well as the expertise, networks, and confidence to design and implement practices for measuring and managing these risks.

Course structure and content

Content across the course is structured around the very latest evidence of climate-related risks, the elements of the toolkit required to measure climate-related risks, and how this can be implemented in practice within financial institutions. Sessions on the course will provide participants with an understanding of:

  • Climate-related physical risk
  • Climate-related transition risk
  • Climate-related legal risk
  • The use of data for analysing risk
  • Scenarios for climate and energy transitions
  • The latest theories on measuring climate-related risk
  • The roles and expectations of regulators
  • Means to navigate climate-related financial risk

Our courses are designed to equip participants with essential foundational knowledge of core principles and concepts in sustainable finance, as well as an advanced understanding of the very latest developments. They are the ideal preparation for current and emerging professional examinations in sustainable finance and related areas.

Entry requirements, fees and application


The course fee is £3,750 for attendees from the private sector, and £2,625 for attendees from the public sector and civil society. For both of these sectors the course fee includes all teaching costs, en-suite accommodation at an Oxford college for three nights, breakfast, lunch and a dinner. It does not include the cost of travel to and from Oxford, visas, or any personal expenses you may incur.


We have a small number of scholarships to support participation on the course. These are only for applicants from the public sector and civil society, with a particular preference for candidates from developing countries.


In order to apply please complete an application form and return it to along with a copy of your CV.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their suitability for the course in terms of:

  • The relevance of the course to their occupation and organisation
  • Their experience and potential, particularly in areas related to course content

Applications will be reviewed and places awarded on an ongoing basis.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions (see course website).


Through the course participants will form a network of senior practitioners working at the intersection of finance and sustainability. The Climate-related Financial Risk Course was launched in 2019 and the first cohort included participants from organisations including:

  • Barclays Bank
  • Environment Agency
  • Bank of England
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Kresge Foundation
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • KPMG
  • Legal & General

Participants on the course have held job titles including:

  • Head of Clean Energy Strategy
  • Senior ESG Analyst
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Senior Credit Analyst
  • Policy Advisor
  • Credit Risk Manager
  • Asset Manager
  • Stress Testing Expert


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We can provide bespoke versions of this course for organisations. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.

Course Features:

Non-degree Program
Full time
Executive Education
3 Days
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