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SCR Required Readings

2023 Online Readings

These readings are required as part of a comprehensive SCR study plan. An understanding of this material is needed, in addition to the chapters appearing in the 2023 SCR Certificate book. Unless labeled as “Optional”, this material will be covered on the SCR Exam.

Chapter 1. Foundations of Climate Change: What Is Climate Change?

No required online readings

Chapter 2. Sustainability

“UNEP-FI Principles For Responsible Banking,” United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative. (pages 3-38).
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“UN Principles For Responsible Investment,” Principles for Responsible Investment, 2021.
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Chapter 3. Climate Change Risk

“Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures,” Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, October 2021. (pages 14-22). 
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 “Risk Management Fundamentals,” Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), December 2022.
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(Optional): “Handbook for Nature Related Financial Risks,” University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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Chapter 4. Sustainability and Climate Policy, Culture, and Governance

“A call for action: Climate change as a source of financial risk,” Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), April 2019. (pages 4-9).
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“The GHG Protocol: A corporate reporting and accounting standard (revised edition),” The Greenhouse Gas Protocol and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), March 2004. (Chapters 1, 3, 4).
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Chapter 5. Green and Sustainable Finance: Markets and Instruments

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Chapter 6. Climate Risk Measurement and Management

“Implementing the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures,” Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, October 2021. (pages 52-54).
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Chapter 7. Climate Models and Scenario Analysis

No required online readings

Chapter 8. Net Zero

No required online readings

 

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