Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium

Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium

The Smith Enterprise Risk Consortium embodies a passionate mission to establish Smith as THE academic leader in applied risk management, providing thought leadership, education and outreach to industry and governmental organizations and to establish formal industry ties to Smith School students interested in careers in risk management.

Upcoming Webinar

Extreme Weather Events in 2023: A Harbinger of Accelerating Climate Risk or Unusual Weather Patterns?

Friday, September 29, 2023
11 a.m. to Noon


In this webinar, our three expert panelists will discuss some of the recent extraordinary weather events around the US from Maui's wildfires, drought in the western US, severe weather in the southeast to flooding in the northeast. NOAA's Chief Scientist, Dr. Sarah Kapnick, along with Professor Tim Canty from the University of Maryland's Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Dept. and Dr. Bob Brammer, SERC Executive Risk Fellow will provide insights on what's driving these extreme events and how we should be thinking about their relationship to long-term climate change. The panel will also explore the intersection of science and risk mitigation actions to address extreme weather risk on the private sector, governments and communities.


  • Sarah Kapnick, Chief Scientist, NOAA
  • Bob Brammer, Board of Visitors, College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Tim Canty, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland

Moderator: Cliff Rossi, Director of SERC

Climate Finance and Risk Management

Starts Oct 16, 2023
2.2 CEUs

$1,995 Enroll

Get 10% off for early registration, before October 16This course is ideal for business leaders at the manager level and above responsible for incorporating climate models and risk assessment into their organization's strategy and objectives.

Key takeaways for this course include:

  • Understand trends in global and regional climate change
  • Identify how climate and weather impact company earnings, asset valuations and various enterprise-wide risks
  • Define the types of climate data and models available and evaluate their appropriateness for different climate variables and risk types
  • Incorporate climate data and models into financial and risk analyses (including stress testing) and evaluate the implications of the resulting analysis
  • Apply climate risk analysis to high-level decision-making, strategic plans and effective communication


The course is online and completely self-paced. It will take you approximately 30 hours to complete all four modules. Activities include video lessons, readings, knowledge checks, and interactive discussion boards. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

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