What We Learned About Climate Risk in 2020

Hear from Jo Paisley and Maxine Nelson from GARP’s Risk Institute as they discuss key learnings from 2020 and look ahead to 2021.

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In this latest installment of the Climate Risk Podcast, we will be looking back at the past year of podcasts and considering the key learnings for risk professionals. This episode will also reflect on the progress that has been made in advancing climate risk management during 2020, and a look ahead to what’s on the horizon in 2021.


Today’s episode covers:

  • Key lessons for risk professionals from the 2020 Climate Risk Podcast series
  • Important trends risk professionals should be aware of
  • Movements in financial regulation
  • The impact of COVID on the climate agenda
  • A look ahead to 2021


If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback regarding this podcast series, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: climateriskpodcast@garp.com


Links from today’s discussion:

GARP’s Climate Resources Hub – https://climate.garp.org/

GARP – Global Survey of Climate Risk Management at Financial Firms

NGFS – Occasional Papers

CFTC Report – Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System



Dr Maxine Nelson – Senior Vice President, GARP Risk Institute

Maxine has extensive experience in risk, capital and regulation gained from a wide-ranging variety of roles, including Global Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics and Head of Capital Planning at HSBC. She significantly expanded counterparty credit risk management at the UK Financial Services Authority during the last financial crisis. Maxine led the credit risk team at KPMG London, was a senior credit risk consultant at Oliver Wyman, and embedded operational risk analytics globally at National Australia Bank. Maxine has a degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD characterizing how best to apply probability theory to real-world problems.

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