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Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) Certificate

The certificate is part of GARP's flagship certifications and educational programs.

The SCR® program challenges candidates to understand and apply a range of knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively as a sustainability and climate risk specialist.

2022

SCR Candidate Guide

The 2022 SCR Certificate Candidate Guide provides an overview of the program, information about the exam process and how the certificate is issued.

About This Certificate

As the leading professional association for risk managers, GARP developed the SCR program to prepare candidates for sustainability and climate risk challenges. Professionals who complete this certificate will:

  • Gain the knowledge to become climate risk leaders
  • Obtain the skills to advance effective change
  • Be able to lead their organization's incorporation of sustainability standards
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Meet the Growing Demand

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85%

of the 943 individual respondents in a GARP study indicated they will need additional SCR knowledge in the future.

ONLY 15%

of respondents surveyed believe their organization has a current strategy in place to effectively mitigate climate change.

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95%

of respondents indicated their firms are planning to develop a strategic approach to climate risk in the future.

Meet the Growing Demand

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85%

of the 943 individual respondents in a GARP study indicated they will need additional SCR knowledge in the future.

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ONLY 15%

of respondents surveyed believe their organization has a current strategy in place to effectively mitigate climate change.

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95%

of respondents indicated their firms are planning to develop a strategic approach to climate risk in the future.

Benefits to Candidates

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CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE

Candidates enrolled in the certificate program will gain knowledge critical to managing sustainability and climate risk.

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GLOBAL RECOGNITION

The certificate is part of GARP's flagship certifications and educational programs, recognized by firms worldwide.

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RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT

The quality of this certificate is supported by a peer-reviewed, rigorous assessment developed by domain experts and updated regularly to ensure currency and relevance.

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EMPOWERING CHANGE

Certificate holders benefit from engaging with global networks and are empowered to navigate broader international perspectives — inviting opportunity for collaboration, innovation, and value creation.

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Curriculum

The SCR certificate curriculum, study materials, and Exam will cover the following topics:

  • Foundations of Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change Risk Policy, Culture, and Governance
  • Green and Sustainable Finance: Instruments and Markets
  • Climate Risk Measurement and Management
  • Climate Scenario Analysis

The curriculum was developed by a world-class advisory committee comprised of subject matter experts connected to the most current research, pedagogy, and frameworks across this emerging area of risk.

Become a Climate
Risk Leader

STANDARD REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER 2022 SCR EXAM IS NOW OPEN

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