Climate and ESG risk management for South African financial institutions

  • Climate risk and ESG
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Key reasons to attend

  • Adapt to local and global environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations 
  • Apply climate risk management techniques
  • Integrate climate risk into existing risk management frameworks 

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About the course

Amid growing climate concerns and the emergence of new regulation, there is a critical need for effective climate and ESG risk management within South Africa’s financial sector. This course is specifically designed to address this need, equipping participants with the knowledge to manage transition risks, including strategies for sourcing, processing and validating data. 

Participants will explore key reporting standards such as those from the JSE and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, gaining an understanding of their practical implications.

Emphasising hands-on implementation, this course guides attendees in integrating climate risks with other financial risks, while addressing the unique challenges faced by institutions of different sizes. 

Additionally, the course introduces climate stress-testing, incorporating insights from the Bank of England’s 2021 climate stress test. 

Learning objectives

  • Assess the impact of climate change on South African finance
  • Comply with Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) ESG reporting requirements
  • Integrate climate risk into holistic decision-making
  • Identify key risk drivers
  • Utilise climate risk data effectively
  • Gain insights into climate scenario analysis and stress-testing

Who should attend

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to:

  • Climate change risk
  • Sustainability
  • Operational risk
  • Reputational risk
  • Enterprise risk
  • Risk modelling
  • Stress-testing
  • Strategy and business planning
  • Business risk
  • Credit risk
  • Finance
  • Compliance 
  • ESG



  • Introduction to ESG and climate risk: why does it matter for South Africa financial institutions?
  • Regulations, reporting and disclosures
  • Practical aspects and implementation
  • Risk management
  • Climate risk data and measurement: transition risk
  • Climate scenario analysis and stress-testing

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