This session will cover:
- Principles and approaches in climate impact and risk models
- Typical data sources for climate modeling
- Best-practice workflows to run climate metric models
- Do’s and don’ts in climate risk modeling
Dr. Oliver Marchand is responsible for all research activities in the field of climate risks analysis. The Zurich-based MSCI Climate Risk Center creates an extensive climate risk assessment and reporting offering for the institutional market, providing global investors with solutions to help them better understand the impact of climate change on their investment portfolios and comply with mandatory and voluntary climate risk disclosure initiatives and requirements.
In 2015, Dr. Marchand founded the Zurich-based fintech start up Carbon Delta AG and was the CEO until 2019, when the company was acquired by MSCI Barra SA. Prior to founding Carbon Delta and joining MSCI, Dr. Marchand gained extensive experience in IT management, financial portfolio management and IT systems development at Fisch Asset Management.
Furthermore, he is experienced in climate data modeling as a researcher in weather forecasting at various weather services. Dr. Marchand is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. The combined expertise in software development for financial portfolio management and climate data modeling puts Dr. Marchand in the unique position of combining two completely different industries.
Jo Paisley is President of the GARP Risk Institute (GRI), the thought leadership of GARP. Set up in early 2018, the Institute works across all risk disciplines, with Jo’s focus to date on climate risk management and scenario analysis, stress testing and operational resilience. Her career began at the Bank of England, where she worked in a variety of roles across macroeconomics, statistics, supervision and risk. Her last role was as a Director of the Supervisory Risk Specialists Division within the Prudential Regulation Authority, where she was heavily involved in the design and execution of the UK’s first concurrent stress test in 2014. She left the Bank in 2015 and joined HSBC as their Global Head of Stress Testing. Jo has also worked as an independent stress testing consultant, advising firms on how to get the most value out of stress testing.
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