Newsletter: Corporate Leadership and Climate Resilience

 

 

Climate resilience news and announcements


From the Desk of Emilie

Climate risk is high on the corporate agenda, but most corporations and investors are yet to to incorporate climate change into their enterprise risk management and strategic processes.

Our research shows critical climate impacts can be efficiently identified thanks to our proprietary hotspot screening methodology. Quantifying risk is essential to business resilience, and showing a good command of climate risk in financial disclosure is critical to keeping investor confidence.

Business leaders know they can stay ahead by leveraging climate data into their business analytics – we’re proud to help them innovate and become more resilient.


Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder and CEO

Climate Change: Global Risk Factor #1

The business community officially names climate change as #1 global risk. In the 11th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk report, “failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation” ranked as the number one global risk for 2016 in terms of impact, and number three in terms of likelihood. Water crises and extreme weather events were also near the top of the list. 
Understand Your Climate Risk Exposure

BlackRock: Overcoming ‘Short-Termism’

 

In his open letter to CEO’s everywhere Laurence Fink CEO of BlackRock – the world’s largest money manager – articulated the need for long term thinking to be integrated into board room decision making. He noted that ESG impacts like climate change “have real and quantifiable financial impacts.”At Four Twenty Seven we are working to highlight such risks, and help board members and entire organizations make more informed financial and operational decisions.

Quantifying Climate Risk: Tool

Do you know which of your facilities is most exposed to climate change? Are your assets vulnerable to extreme weather events or to sea-level rise? Our Climate Risk Forecasting and Adaptation Strategic Tool is a fast and convenient way to screen your facilities and suppliers, and reduce vulnerability to climate change risk.
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Video: Recognising the Value at Risk from Climate Change

 

The FSB Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure recently released a series of videos about climate change and corporate financial disclosure.

Mindy Lubber from Ceres outlines the role climate risk disclosure can play in paving the road towards sustainability and better business outcomes. We are optimistic about the ability of reporting to expand disclosure beyond what Lubber calls “boilerplate and superficial” by providing tangible pathways towards creating resilient operation and supply chains.

View her talk and others from thought leaders working on climate disclosure and financial reporting here.

CDP Global Supply Chain Report

 

The CDP has released their annual supply chain program report. The report, written with BSR’s support, used data from the supply chain program and combined this with insights from both organizations’ work with members to understand and address climate change.

Of the 4,005 global suppliers surveyed by the CDP most of whom recognize the climate risks they face: 72% identified regulatory, physical, and/or a wide range of other climate-related risks, and most of those (64%) specifically highlighted their regulatory risks.

Climate Change at the top of 2015 Insurance Claims

 

Insurers paid out around $27 billion for natural disaster claims last year with weather causing 94 percent of incidents, underscoring the challenge posed by climate change, data from reinsurer Munich Re showed. (Reuters)

What We Are Reading: SASB on Climate Risk

 

The Sustainable Accounting Standards Board has just released its new Technical Bulletin on Climate Risk. This report highlights the findings that have surfaced from SASB’s work, offering a big-picture view of how and where climate risk is present. SASB research demonstrates that $27.5 trillion, or 93 percent of U.S. equities are exposed to the systemic nature of climate risk. 

Next week! Climate Leadership Conference

 

Emilie will be presenting on The Cost of Inaction and Making the Business Case for Investing in Resilience at the 2016 Climate Leadership Conference on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016. 

Now in its fifth year, the CLC is organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR), with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the event’s headline sponsor.

Also make sure you don’t miss the workshop hosted by C2ES and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group on Defining and Measuring Success When Planning for Resilience.

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