Wednesday webinar at one: Introduction to TCFD and the UNEP-FI pilot programs

Wednesday 09 June 2021 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

This webinar has been organised by CFA UK's Climate Change working group 

Helping financial institutions understand and assess their climate risk, the TCFD program for UNEP-FI provides practice elements to build a picture of climate-related financial risks.

Recent outputs of UNEP-FI's TCFD banking program, provides industry perspective on scenarios, methodologies and disclosure approaches.

In this webinar, we invite from UNEP-FI David Carlin and Paul Smith to discuss the following:

  • Overview of the TCFD and introduction to UNEP-FI’s piloting of the TCFD recommendations
  • Outputs from phase II including scenario analysis, transition risk assessment, physical risk assessment and reporting
  • Future directions in phase III

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Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75


Paul Smith, Climate Team, UNEP-FI

Paul Smith has worked for the climate team at UNEP-FI for over 2 years, working on climate risk issues with investors and banks, and leading on adaptation finance in collaborations with the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) and MinterEllison on liability risks from climate change. He is author of UNEP FI’s The Climate Risk Landscape report released in February 2021, which provides an overview of climate risk providers for financial institutions.

Before joining UNEP-FI, Paul worked as an engineer focusing on hydroelectricity and flood risk management, before leading the European Union’s cooperation programme on infrastructure, energy and the environment in Liberia and Somalia.

Paul is a graduate of Imperial College, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and the London School of Economics.

David Carlin, TCFD Program Lead, UNEP-FI

David Carlin leads the TCFD program for UNEP-FI. He most recently managed a banking pilot with over three-dozen global financial institutions on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and climate governance. He is also a contributor to Forbes, where he writes about climate change and leadership.

Prior to joining UNEP-FI, he worked as a senior manager in risk and public policy for Oliver Wyman Consulting and in model risk management for PNC Bank. His background is in quantitative modeling and decision science.

He conducted research in financial decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated phi beta kappa from Williams College.

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