Climate Change & Financial Risk - UZH Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance

Aims and scope. Climate change implies pose new fundamental challenges for academics and practitioners in finance, including: endogeneity of risk, heavy-tailed distributions, and decisions under uncertainty.
  • When 16. Januar 2020 to 17. Januar 2020 (Europe/Zurich / UTC100)
  • Where University of Zurich Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich Aula-KOL-G201
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Highlights of this conference: latest insights from research,
successful applications to policy and practice, critical challenges. Topics covered:
modelling climate-related financial risks, climate stress-testing, climate transition risk,
financial investors› motives in climate finance.

UZH Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance of the University of Zurich

Mission: The Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance of the University of
Zurich (CCSF) is a leading player in the field of sustainable finance. The canton of
Zurich is known as an international finance hub and as a pioneer for innovations
in sustainable finance. The Center of Competence for Sustainable Finance (CCSF)
brings these regional specialties together and leverages them through the research
and teaching excellence of the University of Zurich. The CCSF is located in the
Faculty of Business, Economics, and Informatics of the University, enabling
world-class interdisciplinary research.
The CCSF consolidates critical streams of academic research and teaching in order to
inform the conversation on sustainable development and growth. The activities of
CCSF address three gaps: i) Consolidate scientific knowledge on sustainable finance,
including reproducible metrics to account for sustainability and relevant risk, as well
as the mechanisms behind individual and collective financial and economic behavior
in relation to sustainability. ii) Extend scientific interdisciplinarity: the sustainability
transition requires tapping into interconnected challenges going beyond the scope of
a single scientific discipline. iii) Enrich the offer on education. To make sustainability
count in decision-making, current and future leaders need to be educated on the
nuances and approaches of the field.

Costs: Free admission. Lunch break and coffee break are not covered.
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