The Financial Risks of Unsustainability: Academic Workshop

Welcome to this Academic Workshop.

The workshop will be held through Zoom and is open for all interested, including students.  If you would like to participate please register below, or if you have any questions, please contact the administration

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The financial risks of climate change are increasingly recognized, as highlighted by the widely-cited Task Force of Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). However, there are also financial risks of continued pressure on other planetary boundaries, as may be illustrated by the setting up of a Task Force for Nature-Related Financial Disclosures. Further, the risks associated with the exploitation of people and growing inequalities in and between countries need to be integrated. 

A comprehensive approach is lacking. Developing a multidisciplinary concept of risk, anchored in sustainability science as well as in finance, law and management, is therefore crucial. In this workshop, we kick of the discussion with a keynote presentation on the concept of ‘Anthropocene risk’, and complement this with presentations on approaches from other disciplines.

The aim of this workshop is to facilitate further discussions and synergies between and within research communities, to develop further a research agenda on ‘The Financial Risks of Unsustainability’.


15.00 – 15.10 Welcome, Beate Sjåfjell

15.10 – 15.40 Key note ‘Anthropocene risk’, Patrick Keys

15.40 – 16.00 Biosphere finance, Beatrice Crona

16.00 - 16.20 Discussion

16.20 – 16.40 Framework for Analysing Systemic Planetary Risks, Amanda Williams

16.40 – 16.50 Short convenience break

16.50 – 17.10 Financial Risks of Unsustainability – Beate Sjåfjell

17.10 – 17.50 Discussion and brainstorming

17.50 – 18.00 Closing remarks – Beate Sjåfjell



Published Oct. 29, 2020 1:39 PM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2020 3:09 PM