Ms. Carole Horeczky, Associate Director in the Policy Department at the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA), recently visited the College of Public Policy at HBKU to speak to students in the Specialization Lab course. This course gives students in their second year of the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program the opportunity to interact with real-world policymakers on current issues facing Qatar and the Gulf Region.
During her visit, Ms. Horeczky discussed the efforts made at the international level to proactively encourage sustainable finance and assess climate-related risks. She listed the multiple transnational actors who are influencing the future of sustainable finance. Ms. Horeczy explained how climate-related risks (i.e. physical, transition, and liability risks) are defined and how stress tests done in different jurisdictions measure the impact on financial stability. During her talk, she also gave details on the work currently being undertaken in international organizations to enhance climate-related financial disclosure and to create sustainable accounting standards. Students were able to ask Ms. Horeczky questions following her presentation.
The College of Public Policy is committed to providing students with a unique educational experience. This Specialization Lab and its guest speakers provide an example of this objective.