Newsletter: Climate Week 2014 Means Business

 

Key Corporate Adaptation Events at Climate Week 2014
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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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Awards

On September 26, the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Inde will award its 2014 Corporate Adaptation Prize to multi-national and local corporations for projects that collaborate with local partners in a country ranked below 60 on the ND-GAIN Index.

On October 15-17, Four Twenty Seven founder and CEO Emilie Mazzacurati will be competing as a finalist for the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards at the 10th Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2014 in Deauville, France. Good luck!

Four Twenty Seven provides innovative tools and services to organizations seeking to understand climate impacts, assess risks to their operations or their stakeholders, and increase their resilience by developing and implementing climate adaptation measures. Contact us to develop your corporate climate risk management strategy.