Climate Week 2014 Means Business
UN Climate Summit launches a week on carbon, sustainability, and adaptation with a strong focus on the private sector.
Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit will bring together world government and business leaders and kick off a host of climate-related events in New York City. Preparing for the summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pointed to the key role of business: “We need government leadership to limit global temperature rise, build resilience and steer the world to a meaningful climate agreement in Paris in 2015. But business too has a crucial role to play.”
His declaration came on the heels of a call by investors representing $24 trilling in assets stating “We are particularly concerned that gaps, weaknesses and delays in climate change and clean-energy policies will increase the risks to our investments as a result of the physical impacts of climate change.”
Bootcamp: Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risks
Climate Week 2014 also hosts ACCO‘s second annual Rising Seas Summit, a conference focused on preparing business leaders for sea-level rise and climate change impacts. The Summit features a bootcamp on “Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risks” hosted by Four Twenty Seven CEO Emilie Mazzacurati and other adaptation industry experts.
The bootcamp will discuss climate change hazards and their cascading effects, and potential consequences on companies’ financial results. It will also address whether and how climate risks should be included in financial disclosure and other public reports.
Begin climate-proofing your business by learning:
- How Climate Change Impacts Business
- Value of a Materiality Assessment
- Definitions of Materiality
- Process for Conducting Materiality Assessment
- Approach for Disclosure
Register now for the bootcamp.
When: September 24th, 8:30am-12:00pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square
Four Twenty Seven News: Meet the Team
Four Twenty Seven welcomes Sasha Merigan as a Climate Adaptation Consultant. Sasha is an expert in climate change science, environmental policy, and sustainable development strategies. With Four Twenty Seven, he leverages his extensive experience conducting data analysis, marketing and outreach, and platform design to help bridge the gap between climate science and real world adaptation. Sasha is pursuing an MS in Energy, Policy, and Climate at Johns Hopkins University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester.
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