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OERC Seminar: Matthew McCarten

Climate Change Risk Impact Opportunities Tool

Presented by Matthew McCarten

Research Associate, Sustainable Finance Programme, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford


"The Risk Impact Opportunities Tool (RIOT) is a web application that will support the assessment of firms' exposures to environement-related risks. Using an array of local and national risk hypotheses this tool provides an understanding of the physical and transition risks faced by firms under two different scenarios (1.5oC warming and Business-as-Usual (BAU) scenarios).

With this tool it is possible to identify and differentiate between firms that are at risk from these factors and this can inform investment strategies. This information can also be applied to new project- or asset-specific transactions to arrive at a ‘risk score’ and thus facilitate an understanding of what action might need to be taken internally."


"Matthew McCarten is a research associate in the Sustainable Finance Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Matthew submitted his PhD thesis in finance at the University of Otago in 2017.

His thesis examined the determinants and consequences of securities class actions. In particular, investigating the association between securities class actions and various corporate characteristics, including debt financing, political lobbying and innovation.

He also holds a MBus (with distinction) and a BCom from the University of Otago. His main areas of research include corporate finance, financial regulation and ESG related issues."

Date Thursday, 16 August 2018
Time 10:00am - 11:00am
Audience Public
Event Category Research Events
Event Type Open Seminar
LocationOtago Business School OBS1.17
CostFree & Open to the Public
Contact NameJane Wilcox

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