Global markets are faced with one of the most threatening risks to date – climate change, with a vast majority of jurisdictions reviewing efforts to adapt and mitigate climate-related risks. Within the Asia Pacific, as the region continues to experience rapid growth and development, corporates across many sectors will need to re-evaluate how businesses are being impacted by the effects of climate change including risks, opportunities and long-term strategies. At the same time, in order to facilitate informed decision making for investors across companies and industries, greater understanding is needed to enhance the quality, transparency and relevance of climate-related financial disclosures. It is also imperative to assess the impact of these developments on the financial and capital market sector.
This talk aims to provide a better understanding of recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and how climate-related risks and opportunities are assessed, priced and managed for companies and investors to make informed decisions.
Please refer below for the audio recording and presentation material of Curtis Ravenel, Bloomberg’s Head of Sustainable Business & Finance from his talk held on 14 March 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
As Head of Sustainable Business & Finance, Curtis Ravenel leads Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives and has worked for Bloomberg in multiple roles. He was the Financial Controller for Asia managing accounting, tax, treasury and audit services for 23 legal entities with combined annual revenues exceeding USD1 billion. This was preceded by various roles in the Capital Planning and Financial Analysis Groups. He currently serves as a board member at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and as a member of the Secretariat for the TCFD. Curtis was awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship with the Partnership for New York City in 2011 and Columbia Business School Exemplary Leadership Award in 2016. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in History from Davidson College.