Ignoring Climate Change is a Risky Business
But if the costs of inaction are clear, identifying the right steps to reduce climate risk exposure can be more daunting.
The Risky Business report released on June 24 provides the most comprehensive assessment of the economic risks our nation faces from the changing climate. The report forecasts costs in the billions of dollars for the most exposed sectors and infrastructure – and that’s just over the next 5-15 years.
Yet for many businesses, the question today is not whether they should look at climate risk, but how. Which facilities? Which commodities? Which countries? And what to do?
At Four Twenty Seven, we’ve developed a methodology to quantify the relative sensitivity of businesses to climate change that captures both their reliance on natural systems and their exposure to weather variability. Our model helps companies understand their vulnerabilities and where to focus their adaptation resources internally. Contact us to discuss how we can help.
Our Supply Chain Climate Risk application, developed in partnership with Climate Earth and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) enables large corporations to quickly map and quantify global supply chain risks due to climate change. We are looking for beta-users – Contact us for a demo!
Read more about the report and our analysis on corporate climate risk in our blog post: Risky Business: Taking Stock, and Taking Action.
Four Twenty Seven News: Growing Team…
Aleka Seville joins Four Twenty Seven as Director of Climate Advisory with outstanding experience in program and policy development, public-private partnership building and stakeholder engagement. Her specific expertise is in the value of cross-sector collaboration to leverage scarce resources, align climate and economic goals, and implement strategic policy solutions. In her role at Four Twenty Seven, Aleka will work directly with local governments, philanthropic and corporate partners to provide guidance and help organizations understand climate risk and develop solutions.
…and Growing Reach!
Four Twenty Seven was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Finalists were selected from a pool of 1900 applicants from 15 countries, and Four Twenty Seven is one of three finalists for North America. The Awards sheds light on new businesses that have created ethical, sustainable and scalable solutions to pressing social challenges. The selection reflects the importance of bringing innovation to climate change risk management in the private sector.
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