Sustainability and climate risk are probably two of most important concerns, high on the agenda of any organization trying to navigate the complex business environment for longer term success. No company, big or small, can ignore the challenges they pose and will have to address the issues head-on if they want to remain relevant, competitive and ahead of the game. It is with this in mind that the Iclif Executive Education Center is offering a program to prepare individuals for the Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate exam, offered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) to business professionals, government and non-profit professionals, career changers and students who want to stand out in the job marketplace.

GARP’s Sustainability and Climate Risk Certificate (SCR) program is designed for business executives navigating the field of sustainability and climate risk. The SCR curriculum, developed by world-leading senior risk practitioners, climate experts and sustainability professionals, provides a holistic overview of the assessment and management of climate risks, as well as related financial risks that are associated with regulatory initiatives, reporting requirements and green finance instruments.

To be awarded the SCR certificate, participants will have to undertake a self-study program and pass a 3-hour multiple-choice exam comprising 80 questions including one case study covering the syllabus. Exams are offered via computer-based testing (CBT) at Pearson VUE test center in Kuala Lumpur. The next exam date window is between 20 – 28 April 2024. The exact exam date will be assigned to participants on a first-come-first-served basis.



Participants who sign up for the SCR program with the Iclif Executive Education Center will receive:



Business professionals who want to broaden their knowledge across sustainability and climate risk or keep abreast with the latest trends in Sustainability and Climate Risk management. This includes Sustainability, Risk Management and Compliance Officers, as well as their teams.

Government and non-profit professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in financial, regulatory, policymaking and market-based areas related to sustainability and climate risk.

Career changers who want to transition to work in sustainability and climate risk-related roles.

Students who want to demonstrate to their future employers their understanding of complex sustainability and climate risk issues.



Session 1:

9.00am – 12.30pm, 15 January 2024

Session 2:

9.00am – 12.30pm, 26 February 2024

Session 3:

9.00am – 12.30pm, 11 March 2024


The fee of RM10,000 per participant before SST is inclusive of:

1. SCR Program fee
2. 2023 e-SCR Program book
3. Membership in GARP for one year
4. Three facilitated ½-day sessions with subject matter experts
5. Registration and exam fee
6. Access to subject matter experts
7. Access to additional reading materials


Deadline for registration is 15 December 2023. This is to provide sufficient time to enable participants to begin the program and prepare for the exam which will be held during an assigned date between 20 – 28 April 2024.


Dr Gary Theseira has more than a decade of experience in Climate Change and Sustainability Policymaking. He is a Consultant Technical Advisor to the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) and an adjunct faculty of Iclif Executive Education Center where he teaches the FIDE Elective on Climate Change for bank and insurance directors.

He was seconded to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia (NRE) as Deputy Undersecretary before serving under YB Yeo Bee Yin, then Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change as Special Functions Officer.

Dr Theseira holds a PhD. in Agronomy from Mississippi State University and conducted Post-Doctoral Research at the University of Minnesota.


Datuk Darrel Webber was the CEO of the global multi-stakeholder sustainability initiative, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for 9 years. He left RSPO in 2020. Prior to that, he worked in international non-profits, the oil and gas industry and the consumer goods industry.

He now runs his own consultancy firm, Darrel Webber and Associates, providing advice to organisations in the global south on sustainability topics. He is also the Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Board of PT Dharma Satya Nusantara in Indonesia, on the boards of several non-governmental organisations and most recently, was appointed as the Climate Advisor to the State Government of Sabah, Malaysia.

His past and current work has allowed him the opportunity to participate in numerous thought leadership platforms, which he continues to enjoy.