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July 27, 2023
Hear from Bob Buhr of the Imperial College Business School, as we explore ways of organizing the risks from climate change.
A risk taxonomy is a key underpinning of enterprise risk management. Used by firms to create a common risk language, it underpins a range of activities, such as risk identification, risk appetite setting and risk horizon scanning. But when it comes to the risks arising from climate change, there has been a bit of a vacuum. Some firms have chosen to use ‘green’ taxonomies. But these were set up for a different purpose – that is to classify the sectoral investment opportunities from the transition to a net zero or ‘green’ economy.
That’s why in today’s episode, we’ll be looking at how firms can overcome this gap, by examining a taxonomy that has been set up specifically to classify potential firm-specific climate risks. We’ll explore:
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Bob Buhr, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College Business School
Over a 30-year career, Bob has worked at major rating agencies, asset managers, hedge funds and banks, and was often cited as a top-ranked bond analyst in various investor polls. He has published ESG and climate-related reports and written on environmental risks for years and has engaged with a variety of NGOs on climate and natural capital-related issues. He is the author of Climate Risks: An Investor's Field Guide to Identification and Assessment. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, and a Ph.D. from Brown University.