Recent alarming reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that climate change is “a grave and mounting threat” to our wellbeing and the health of our planet. A swift transition to a sustainable economy is required to prevent physical climate risks like floods and heatwaves from rapidly increasing, both in frequency and severity. However, the transition itself also entails risks.
Financial institutions – and banks in particular – are uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role in the transition to a sustainable economy. The transition is providing a wide range of opportunities for banks, from large financing needs to the introduction of green bonds and sustainability-linked derivatives. At the same time, it is of paramount importance for banks to adopt a climate change-resilient strategy and to integrate climate change risk into their risk frameworks. This is underlined by the increased scrutiny of this issue by regulators in recent years.
During this year’s edition of the Zanders Risk Management Seminar, speakers from various backgrounds will share their views on climate change risk. They will provide insights into the climate changes that are anticipated for the decades to come, share possible approaches for climate risk quantification and stress testing, discuss the need for new data sources, and explain how climate change risk can be integrated in existing risk frameworks.
So, get prepared for the future and join the Zanders Risk Management Seminar 2022!
September 8, 2022 – Muntgebouw Utrecht – 13:00 – 18:30h
Mathijs van Dijk is professor of financial markets at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In addition, he is scientific director of Netspar, an independent think tank on pensions. His recent research focuses primarily on sustainable investing and climate risks. He obtained his MSc in Econometrics (cum laude) from Erasmus University and his PhD in Finance from Maastricht University.
Frank Selten is weather researcher at the Dutch Weather Institute, KNMI. He studied technical physics at the TU Eindhoven and got his PhD at the VU in Amsterdam on the topic of modeling the atmosphere. Since then he has been active in the field of climate research. Currently, Frank is researching the cause of climate changes and developing climate scenarios for the Netherlands between 2050 and 2100.
Sandra Schoonhoven leads ING’s Center of Expertise on Climate Risk. With her department she oversees and coordinates ING’s bank-wide activities around climate risk. Sandra has been part of ING's sustainability journey for the past 7 years. As former head of sustainability programs, she co-developed ING's sustainability direction and led the implementation of various programs to achieve this direction. She holds a MSc in Communication and a Msc in Marketing Strategy.
Kirstin Alink is the head of Integrated Risk Management at ABN AMRO. There she is responsible for sustainability risk, scenario analysis & stress testing and recovery & resolution planning. Among her key priorities are the implementation of ECB guidelines on climate & environmental risks and the execution of the ECB Climate Stress Test. She has 13 years of banking experience and is a registered controller.
Dirk Broeders is senior financial risk manager at the Financial Markets division of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and Professor of Finance at the School of Business and Economics of Maastricht University. Previous to these roles, he worked for the Financial Stability Institute of the Bank for International Settlements (BSI), and as executive member of the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS).
Olympic skater Erben Wennemars is enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious. Erben talks about intrinsic motivation and thereby makes a clear link to his skating career and current career as -amongst others- counsellor, trainer-coach and analyst. Central themes in his presentation are personal development and facing challenges on the way to the top. Erben experienced both euphoria and setbacks and therefore knows how to challenge you to push your boundaries.
The Zanders Risk Management Seminar is a free event. It is open to employees of financial institutions involved in risk management.
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