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The California Heat Assessment Tool

New tool displays how the frequency and severity of local heat waves are expected to change over time due to climate change and which......
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Engaging with Corporates to Build Adaptive Capacity

We identify top targets for shareholder engagement on physical climate risks and provide data-driven strategies for choosing companies and approaching engagement....
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Report: Advancing TCFD Guidance on Physical Climate Risks and Opportunities

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Newsletter: California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment

Released yesterday, California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment includes 44 projects advancing actionable science to serve the growing needs of state and local-level decision-makers from......

The California Heat Assessment Tool

New tool displays how the frequency and severity of local heat waves are expected to change over time due to climate change and which......

Weathering Wildfires: 427 Interview

Director of Analytics, Nik Steinberg, discusses wildfire risk, impacts and prevention efforts, on the Midday Briefing. Nik explains implications of increasingly frequent and severe......

Public Health System Resilience Scorecard

Climate change will continue to adversely affect public health by threatening sanitation, altering the distribution of vector-borne disease, increasing the need for effective heat......

PRI Webinar: Measuring and Managing Physical Climate Risk

This PRI webinar, hosted in conjunction with DWS, discusses recent research in identifying physical climate risks and integrating this information into investment decisions. DWS......

Newsletter: Japan’s Floods Halt Manufacturing

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss our analysis of Japan’s recent......

Time and Tides – Flooding in Japan

July 15, 2018 – 427 ANALYSIS: Record-setting rains in Japan led to floods and landslides that disrupted business operations of automobile manufacturers, electronic companies......

Responding to Economic Climate Risk in Australia

This report explores the pertinent connection between climate hazards and financial risks in Australia, discussing risk assessment and corporate engagement as critical elements of......

Webinar: Emerging Metrics for Physical Climate Risks Disclosures

This Four Twenty Seven webinar on emerging metrics and best practices for physical climate risks and opportunities disclosures covers recent developments in TCFD and......

Newsletter: How to disclose physical climate risks & opportunities

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss our new report on shareholder......

Engaging with Corporates to Build Adaptive Capacity

We identify top targets for shareholder engagement on physical climate risks and provide data-driven strategies for choosing companies and approaching engagement....

Report: Advancing TCFD Guidance on Physical Climate Risks and Opportunities

This seminal report aims to inform and support early adoption efforts of climate risk reporting, based on findings from industry-led working groups  from the......

Webinar: Building City-level Climate Resilience

This Four Twenty Seven webinar familiarizes participants with an approach for assessing city-level physical climate risks and provides insight into concrete actions that cities......

Every City Has its Hazards: 427 Interview

Chief Development Officer, Frank Freitas, discusses Four Twenty Seven’s report on Assessing Exposure to Climate Risk in U.S. Municipalities on the Midday Briefing. During......

Newsletter: US Munis Increasingly Vulnerable to Floods, Storms and Drought

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss our new report on muni......

Assessing Exposure to Climate Risk in U.S. Municipalities

Four Twenty Seven's new muni risk scores provide comparable, forward-looking data on how U.S. cities and counties are exposed to climate change hazards....

EBRD to Host Physical Climate Risk Conference on 31 May

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) have announced details of their conference, “Advancing......

Newsletter: Fintech Meets Climate Data

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss a discussion with our new......

Using Climate Data – 427 Technical Brief

What is climate data, and how can business users integrate it into financial decisions? Our Technical Brief on Using Climate Data unpacks the science......

Fintech Meets Climate Data

We chat with our new Chief Development Officer, Frank Freitas, about his motivations to join Four Twenty Seven after almost 30 years in finance......

Can Investors Anticipate the Impacts of Climate Change on Equities?

427 ANALYSIS – The physical impacts of climate change drive millions of dollars of losses for corporations every year, as experienced by Honda and......

Newsletter: Advancing TCFD Guidance on Physical Climate Risk & Opportunities

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss our update on upcoming EU regulations,......

Art. 173: Lessons Learned from Climate Risk Disclosures in France

March 21, 2018 – 427 ANALYSIS. The first year of reporting under Art. 173 in France saw limited uptake of disclosures of physical risk......

Advancing TCFD Guidance on Physical Climate Risk & Opportunities: An EBRD & GCECA Initiative

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA) have announced an initiative focused on building......

EU Moves Towards Regulation for Climate Risk Disclosure

From Recommendations to Action  March 15, 2018 – 427 ANALYSIS. The EU laid out a clear plan to move towards mandatory climate risk disclosure......

Winter Storm Riley Threatens Pharmaceuticals and Airlines

March 2, 2018 – 427 ANALYSIS. As Winter Storm Riley threatens to flood the Boston area, we find pharmaceuticals and airlines industries are most......

EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

Reaching the goals of the Paris agreement, and financing a sustainable, resource-efficient economy, requires a transformation of the whole financial system. Understanding that private-sector......

Newsletter: Are we doing enough? The state of climate adaptation in the US

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss a review of U.S. climate......

Report: A Review of Climate Adaptation in the US

Events once considered “hundred year” disasters increasingly occur several times in individual lifetimes. In the face of urgent crisis, community leaders, businesses, nonprofits and......

Working with Businesses to Build Community Resilience

The year 2017 will stay on the record as one of the most expensive years to date for climate and weather disaster events. The......

Newsletter: New Report on Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss funding opportunities for local adaptation......

Lenders’ Guide for Considering Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments

Climate change poses multifaceted physical risks for infrastructure investors, affecting revenue, maintenance costs, asset value and liability. According to the New Climate Economy report,......

Newsletter: Commitments.

    Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month don’t miss a recap on critical developments......

GARI Investor Guide to Physical Climate Risk and Resilience

The impacts of climate change remain a new topic for many investors. How to think about the many implications of droughts, floods, storms and......

Local Adaptation Planning – Process Guide

United States cities already face challenges from climate change due to impacts on communities, infrastructure and other assets and resources. Local jurisdictions that repair......

Planning and Investing for a Resilient California – Guidance Document

Climate change impacts are already being felt in California and will continue to affect populations, infrastructure and businesses in the coming years. A resilient......

GARI Releases Draft Investor Guide

The Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI), of which Four Twenty Seven is a founding member, developed an Investor Guide to Physical......

Towards a Resilient Financial Sector: an Initiative from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

Four Twenty Seven provides the technical secretariat for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation......

Newsletter: Climate Risk in Financial Portfolios, COP23 and Workforce Adaptation

Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss our white paper on physical climate risk......

Physical Climate Risk in Equity Portfolios

Four Twenty Seven and Deutsche Asset Management release joint report on climate risk management in equity portfolios......

Newsletter: COP23 Preview – Climate Risk Disclosure and Adaptation Finance

Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss the highlights from the UN Principles for......

Newsletter: How will we pay for climate adaptation?

    Extreme Storms Highlight Need for Disaster Preparation and Recovery Financing The need for climate resilience financing could not be more visible than it......
Delaware Climate-Ready Workforce Pilot Project

Delaware’s Climate-Ready Workforce Pilot Project

Changing climate conditions threaten the health and safety of the State of Delaware’s most important assets: its workforce. Building on momentum at the state......

Newsletter: How to disclose climate risk and opportunities?

    TCFD Releases Final Recommendations The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released their final recommendations in late July. The......

TCFD Releases Final Recommendations

TCFD releases final recommendations including significant changes to... >...

Newsletter: Climate Implications of Trump, Extreme Heat and the TCFD

    TCFD to Release Final Report This Week The FSB Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will release its final report this......

USAID Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessment Project

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) calls for consideration of climate risks in its regional and country strategies as well as its sector......

Trump and Paris: What Impact on Climate?

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement triggered a strong response from the international community, and many foreign leaders quickly......

USAID Climate Integration Support Facility

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has designed a new mechanism to support the resiliency of its programming. The Climate Integration Support......

Audio Blog: Latest Innovations in ESG Investing

Four Twenty Seven’s Director of Finance, Colin Shaw, was recently invited to be a part of a panel titled “Latest Innovations in ESG” at Sustainatopia on......
Climate-competent boards

Developing Climate-Competent Boards: Climate Risk and Opportunities

Four Twenty Seven’s founder and CEO Emilie Mazzacurati was invited to speak during the Investing in the Age of Climate Change symposium on April......

Newsletter: Climate Resilience and Emerging Tools for Financial Institutions

    California Weighs Requiring Climate Risk Disclosures from State Pension Plans On April 25th, the California Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed Senate......
Emilie Mazzacurati at ProAdapt Symposium

Proadapt Symposium on Climate Risk and Investment

On April 20, 2017, Proadapt hosted the symposium “Climate Risk and Investment: Framing Private Challenges and Opportunities” a conference to discuss common challenges and emerging investment......
Emilie Mazzacurati - In The Arena

In The Arena – Finding Climate Solutions

In the Arena is a broadcast and online series that interviews alumni of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley who have......
Why BlackRock is Worried About Climate Change

Why BlackRock is Worried About Climate Change

This article was first published on the Huffington Post. Climate Change: A Material Risk for Investors While the Trump administration is trying to roll back......

Newsletter: BlackRock Worries about Climate Change. Trump Doesn’t.

    Mounting concerns over climate risk in financial markets. French, Australian, and Canadian Financial Regulators: Climate Risk a Material Concern The French Treasury, the......

[Webinar] ARCCA Learning Session: SB-379 Implementation

SB-379 is a California law that calls on cities and counties to incorporate adaptation and resilience strategies into local hazard mitigation plans and the......
Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements and the Need to Streamline

Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements, and the Need to Streamline

The Challenge Cities and counties across the United States face a variety of challenges from climate variability and change as well as non-climate stressors......
Denver Health and Climate Vulnerability Index

Denver Health and Climate Vulnerability Index

Extreme heat associated with changing climate conditions is expected to present challenges to human health through impacts such as heat stress. Working with Denver’s Department......

Newsletter: The New Normal

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. Planning for Heat Waves: Heat and Social Equity in the United States With an extreme snowstorm headed......

Case Study: Integrating Climate Risks into Local Planning in Alameda County

Integrating climate change considerations into local planning processes can be a daunting task. Climate data is complex, fragmented, and comes in a format and......

Newsletter: Successful Strategies for Adaptation Planning in Local Government

    How to integrate climate risks into planning processes Successful Strategies for Local Climate Adaptation Planning Integrating climate change considerations into local planning......
Audio Blog: The Changing Landscape of Climate Risk Disclosures

Audio Blog: The Changing Landscape of Climate Risk Disclosures

Market expectations on corporate climate risk disclosures are fast changing as corporations, investors, and regulators are attempting to increase efficiency and strengthen economic resilience......

Newsletter: The Rise of Climate-Competent Boards

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. Institutional Investors Speak Up on Climate Risk Institutional investors are expressing growing concern over risks......

New EU Directive Requires Pension Funds to Assess Climate-related Risks

On December 8th, 2016 the EU adopted a new regulation regarding Pension Funds, the IORP II Directive — the successor of the Institutions for......

TCFD Key Recommendations for Climate Risk Disclosure

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is an industry-led task-force established at the December 2015 G20 summit for improving......

Audio Blog: Climate Data & Public Health, Mobilizing Adaptation Action

Director of Advisory Services Yoon Kim moderated a panel at the 2017 National Conference and Global Forum for Science, Policy, and the Environment. The session,......

Market Analysis of Adaptation and Resilience Investment Opportunities

Four Twenty Seven led a comprehensive market analysis and feasibility study for a multilateral development bank to help catalyze and mobilize private capital investment......
California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment

California Heat & Health Project

As part of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, Four Twenty Seven is working with project partners to develop a tool that will inform long-term......
National Assembly, Paris, France

Art. 173: France’s Groundbreaking Climate Risk Reporting Law

In the fall 2015, in the run up to COP21, France became the first country to pass a law introducing mandatory extensive climate change-related......

[Webinar] TCFD Recommendations – What You Need to Know

How will the disclosure recommendations developed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures be put into action? Four Twenty Seven in partnership with......

India Heat Impact Project

Using High-Resolution Climate Models to Explore the Impact of Rising Temperatures on Human Health and Labor Productivity   Globally, higher daily peak temperatures and......

Newsletter: A Market Imperative

    TCFD releases recommendations on climate risk disclosures From the Desk of Emilie Mazzacurati Climate risk disclosures are more important than ever. In......

TCFD: Climate Risk Disclosures Gaining Momentum

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released a comprehensive set of recommendations on December 14. The recommendations provide detailed guidance......

Audio Blog: Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience

The Inter-American Development Bank in partnership with Four Twenty Seven and the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment (GARI) Working Group held a panel discussion, “Private......

Newsletter: Investing in Climate Resilience – Report Launch and COP22 Side Event

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. Marrakesh Side Event: Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience Four Twenty Seven invites you to......

From Policy to Markets: the New Climate Agenda

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States comes at a time where the world needs more engagement in climate policy,......

Bridging the Adaptation Gap

The Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) was launched at Paris COP21 in conjunction with the UN Secretary General’s A2R Climate Resilience......

Newsletter: Cities Mark the Path to Resilience

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. From the Desk of Aleka Seville, Director of Community Adaptation With more than half of......

Supply Chain Risk, on SustainabilityDefined

SustainabilityDefined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen.......

Newsletter: The Forgotten Victims of Hurricane Matthew

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. From the Desk of Emilie Mazzacurati It would be easy to overlook the devastating impacts......

Newsletter: Four Twenty Seven Founder & CEO Receives 2016 Berkeley Visionary Award

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. Four Twenty Seven Founder & CEO Receives 2016 Berkeley Visionary Award From left: Michael McCormick,......

Audio Blog: Engaging the Private Sector on Climate Resilience

Four Twenty Seven CEO Emilie Mazzacurati discusses how the private sector is responding to climate change risks and highlights opportunities for local governments to......

Newsletter: Financing Resilience – The Next Challenge

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. From the Desk of Emilie Mazzacurati As a long-time climate change professional, I am both......

Tipping the Balance: US and China Ratify Paris Agreement

Late Friday night, China and the U.S. announced that they formally joined the Paris Agreement. This momentous announcement tips the balance towards a quick entry......

Policy Brief: Climate Adaptation in the California Budget

California is a leader on climate resilience and adaptation efforts in the U.S. Yet translating adaptation policies into clear budget priorities can be a......

Newsletter: Business Opportunities in Climate Adaptation 

    News and analysis on climate change adaptation. From the Desk of Emilie Mazzacurati The private sector needs to pay more attention to......

Four Twenty Seven Comments to the SEC

Comment Letter from Four Twenty Seven to Securities and Exchange Commission on Concept Release S7-06-16. (Download full letter here)   July 21, 2016 Dear......

Newsletter: All Hands on Deck!

    The Global Impacts of Droughts and Extreme Heat From the Desk of Emilie Better data. More efficient technology. New sources of financing.......

Insights in Resilience: International Adaptation

We asked our Director of Advisory Services Yoon Kim, about her work on international adaptation and for insights from her recent trip to the......
TCFD Recommendations - What You Need to Know

Redefining Climate Risk

Comment Letter from Four Twenty Seven to Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. (Download full letter here) May 23, 2016 Dear Chairman Bloomberg, Four Twenty......

Audio Blog: Hospital Climate Risk Assessment In Practice

In this audio recording from the 2016 NACCHO Preparedness Summit in Dallas, Texas Emilie discusses how our Resilient Hospital Dashboard can be used to......

Newsletter: Building Coastal Resilience

    News and resources on climate resilience From the Desk of Emilie Sea level rise and floods pose critical threats to the well-being......

Newsletter: A Turning Point

    Climate resilience news and announcements From the Desk of Emilie The regulatory landscape of climate risk disclosure is evolving rapidly. The SEC......

Policy Brief: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape of Financial Climate Risk Disclosure

This Four Twenty Seven Policy Brief provides a summary of key findings from the Task Force of Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Phase I Report and......

From Science to Action: Using Climate Science for Adaptation

We have all heard about the doomsday climate change can bring. Rising seas, blistering heat waves, and epic storms are but small samples from......

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......

Newsletter: Climate and Health

    The Nexus of Climate and Human Health From the Desk of Emilie Climate change has major impacts on human health. From heat waves......

Resilient Hospitals: Using Climate Data for Better Healthcare Planning

A busy medical ward is the last place you want the lights to go out in the event of a hurricane, flood or extreme......

Insights in Resilience: Climate Change and Human Health

The healthcare sector is often the first to witness the impacts of poor air quality, extreme weather patterns and other climate related hazards that......

Newsletter: Local Governments Building Resilience

    Local Governments Building Resilience From The Desk of Emilie: Happy New Year! Happy New Year! 2016 already feels well under way, with multiple......

Insights in Resilience: Local Government and Adaptation

We reached out to Aleka Seville, our Director of Community Adaptation, and asked her about what makes a resilient community. Aleka’s responses speak to the......

From Data to Action: Climate Adaptation in 2015

I remember 2014 as the year of climate science. The unfolding of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and, in the US, the publication of......

COP21: Climate Adaptation in the Paris Agreement

At the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France, 196......

Newsletter: From Data to Action – Climate Adaptation in 2015

  Climate resilience news and announcements From Data to Action: Climate Adaptation in 2015 2015 brought swooping changes in the world of climate resilience......

Newsletter: COP21 – The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

    Climate resilience news and announcements From the Desk of Emilie The atmosphere in Paris mid-way through the negotiations is cautiously optimistic. While......

The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

Four Twenty Seven was the lead author on the latest Caring for Climate report on responsible corporate adaptation, developed in cooperation with the UN Global......

Do Federal Agencies Address Climate Risk in the Supply Chain?

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report on how federal agencies are identifying, evaluating and addressing the impacts of climate......

Capturing the Business Risks of Climate Change

Climate change presents real challenges and costs for business operations. Both large and small organizations are susceptible to liability costs and direct disruption of......

The “Tragedy of The Horizon:” the Economic Risk of Global Warming

On September 29th, Mark Carney, recently appointed Governor of the Bank of England, gave a speech on the risks of climate change to financial......
Climate War Games

Can we prepare better? Managing risk in a context of uncertainty

On October 3rd, the Obama administration declared a state of emergency in South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin, which dumped a foot and......

Newsletter: Ready for Climate War Games? 

  Climate resilience news and announcements Join us at VERGE 2015 for Climate War Games We’re excited to announce our new workshop on Climate Wargames......

Audio Cast: Climate Data and the Bottom Line

We recorded Emilie’s presentation at the Risky Business Climate Data Summit in New York, NY – September 24, 2015, during the panel discussion Listening to......

Weathering the Next Storm: a Closer Look at Business Resilience (C2ES)

C2ES published on September 22 the most recent installment of its series on business climate resilience: Weathering the Next Storm, a Closer Look at......

Newsletter: Public Data for the Public Good

  Climate resilience news and announcements Public Data for the Public Good Four Twenty Seven takes 1st prize in the ESRI Human Health and......

Newsletter: Inside the Black Box – How Companies Prepare for Climate Change

  2015 Corporate Adaptation Survey launch Is this email not displaying correctly? . Inside the Black box: How Companies Prepare for Climate Change  2015......

Inside the Black Box: How Companies Prepare for Climate Change

Corporate Adaptation: The Blackbox of Economic Resilience Climate change presents a multitude of new risks, challenges and opportunities for corporations and communities around the......

Climate Change and the Maritime Industry

If there is a front line in the war on climate change, it is the world’s coasts. And if there will be casualties from......
San Francisco Flood Vulnerability Tool

San Francisco Flood Vulnerability

A Health Focused Assessment The impacts of climate change – heat waves, drought, heavy rains, flooding and rising sea levels– are already being felt in communities across......

Newsletter: Public Health and Climate Change – Our Commitment

  Take the survey on the state of corporate adaptation! Is this email not displaying correctly? . Four Twenty Seven to support White House Initiative......

Four Twenty Seven – Climate Solutions

Four Twenty Seven helps corporations understand how climate change will impact them and become more resilient....

What are businesses doing to prepare for climate change?

Climate change has brought millions of dollars of damages to businesses over the past years, yet little is known about how businesses are preparing......

Newsletter: Four Twenty Seven receives EBJ Business Achievement Award

  Firm recognized for innovative climate risk application Is this email not displaying correctly? . Four Twenty Seven & Climate Earth Receive 2014 EBJ......

City Adaptation in the Spotlight

  The University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) is delving into new territory by partnering with the Kresge Foundation to create a new......

Five Ways to Improve your Climate Risk Reporting

More companies report climate risks, but few do it well According to Ceres, just shy of 60 percent of S&P 500 companies report climate......

Lima’s Tragedy of the Climate Change Commons

The UN Climate Summit in Lima has been reluctantly considered a success in preparing the world for a global climate action plan to be......

Newsletter: Measuring Vulnerability and Resilience

  Join us for ND-GAIN Annual Meeting on Nov 5 in Washington, DC Is this email not displaying correctly? . What gets measured gets managed.......
Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements and the Need to Streamline

Corporate Climate Risk Management: Rising to the Challenge

This article was originally published on the Huffington Post on October 16, 2014. Click here to read the whole piece. The sky was grey,......

Newsletter: Climate Week 2014 Means Business

  Key Corporate Adaptation Events at Climate Week 2014 Is this email not displaying correctly? . Climate Week 2014 Means Business UN Climate Summit......
Supply Chain Risk

[Webinar] Tools and Concepts to Manage Climate Risks in Global Supply Chains

Watch the recorded webinar Global shifts like population growth, natural resource constraints and extreme weather are creating new challenges for corporations with global supply......

Newsletter: Tools and Concepts

  Tools to Manage Climate Risks Is this email not displaying correctly? . Tools to Manage Climate Risks Big data meets big storms as US cities bear intense......

Obama Commits to Building Resilience – From the Ground Up

President Obama announced on July 16 new federal resources, grants and tools specifically intended to help local communities prepare for climate impacts. Citing direct......

Newsletter: Addressing Climate Risks

  Ignoring Climate Change is a Risky Business Is this email not displaying correctly? . Ignoring Climate Change is a Risky Business   But......

Risky Business: Taking Stock, and Taking Action.

In 2006, the British government released the world’s first and most comprehensive assessment of the economic impacts of climate change, led by economist Nicholas......

Newsletter: Big Data Meets Climate Change

  Announcing a new partnership for Climate Change Risk Management Is this email not displaying correctly? . Big Data Meets Climate Change  The conversation......

A Closer Look at the Cap-and-Trade Investment Plan in Gov. Brown’s Proposed Budget

Governor Brown delivered this week the State of the State address to the California legislature, in a speech that included several references to climate......

Newsletter: What Does 2014 Hold for Cap-and-Trade?

  Read our outlook for cap-and-trade in 2014 Is this email not displaying correctly? . ‘Tis the Season…  ‘Tis the season to be jolly,......

Outlook for 2014 California Cap-and-Trade: Politics Take the Center Stage

After a year of incremental regulatory action, 2014 promises to be a year ripe in political developments for California’s cap-and-trade program and climate policy......

Politics of Carbon Auction Proceeds – The Battle Ahead

Carbon and the California Budget The Governor’s office is busy preparing its proposal for the 2014/15 budget, which is due to the legislature by......

Quebec’s First Carbon Auction: A Gentle Warm-Up

Quebec’s first auction took place on Tuesday, December 3rd and results were published on Friday, December 6th. The auction regulations are largely similar to......

Auction 5 Results and Analysis

Auction 5 results showed continued interest and participation from natural buyers, which resulted in a higher than expected clearing price for V13 allowances. The......

Newsletter: Outlook for Tomorrow’s Carbon Auction

  Read our analysis of California’s last auction results Is this email not displaying correctly? . Outlook for Tomorrow’s Carbon Auction Expect lower clearing......

Outlook for the Fifth California Carbon Auction

We expect the 5th auction for California carbon allowances will see fewer bidders, a lower ratio of bids to supply, and a lower clearing......

Smooth Sailing for California Cap-and-Trade

The launch of the California carbon market was watched with much scrutiny worldwide and in the United States. California is the 12th largest economy......

Should Climate Risk Be Included in Sustainability Reports?

Historically, sustainability reporting has been largely about the firm’s impact on society and the environment. Is the firm using up a lot of resources?......

Newsletter: Why Did Prices Crash at the California Carbon Auction?

  Read our analysis of California’s last auction results Is this email not displaying correctly? . Why Did Prices Crash at California’s Carbon Auction?......

Weak Demand Sends Mixed Price Signals in California Carbon Auction

Results from California’s fourth carbon auction reflected slowing demand for V13 allowances as many participants have bought what they needed for the year. In......

Fourth Auction Preview

California is gearing up for its fourth auction in a context of bearish sentiment and regulatory uncertainty. Prices on the California market dropped below......

Impact of SB 605 on the California Carbon Market

SB 605 as revised July 3rd, 2013 would restrict offset projects in the AB 32 cap-and-trade regulation to projects based in California. Such a......

Newsletter: Hot Summer Ahead for California

  Hot summer ahead for California Is this email not displaying correctly? . Hot Summer Ahead for California Carbon  California is in the midst......

Price Containment in California’s Carbon Market: a Difficult ARBitrage

On June 25, 2013, while the world was watching President Obama give a historical allocution on climate change, California emitters and regulators were absorbed......

Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Good News for AB32, Bearish Signal for California Carbon Prices

A little late to the game, but with renewed enthusiasm, President Obama laid out on June 25 a comprehensive climate action plan for the......

Scoping Plan Update: What to Expect

On June 13, 2013, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) held a day-long workshop to kick off the stakeholder process for the Scoping Plan......

California’s Third Auction Results Show Program’s Good Health

The third auction cleared at $14.00 for V13 allowances, in line with our expectation and with prices on the secondary market over the past......

Newsletter: What to Expect from California’s Next Auction?

  What to expect from California’s third carbon auction? Is this email not displaying correctly? . What to Expect from California’s Next Auction?  California’s......

Price Outlook for California: Still Waters Run Deep

On Thursday May 16, California will hold its third carbon climate allowance auction. The state will offer 14.5 million Vintage 2013 allowances and 9.6......

California Auctions: Follow the Money

Understanding California’s auction is no small feat – and yet being able to follow the complex flows of allowances and revenues between the California......

How to Incentivize Sustainability in Private Equity

When it comes to sustainability reporting and disclosure, most investor engagement focuses on S&P 500 – large, publicly-traded companies. Yet this leaves out thousands......

After the EU ETS Crash – Is California Headed the Same Way?

EU Allowances at a Record Low after Backloading Rejection Carbon allowances in the European Union Emission Trading Scheme hit an all-time low last week,......

California to Link with Quebec

On March 22, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) released proposed amendments to the cap-and-trade regulation that will authorize ‘linking’ with other jurisdictions –......

New Leadership for ARB: The Long-Term View

James Goldstene is leaving the California Air Resources Board. Governor Brown’s office announced on March 20, 2013 that Goldstene was appointed undersecretary at the......

Newsletter: California cap-and-trade and shifting politics

  What’s in the cards for California cap-and-trade? Is this email not displaying correctly? . What’s in the Cards for California Cap-and-Trade? Just when......

What’s in the Cards for California Cap-and-Trade?

Four Twenty Seven Newsletter – March 18, 2013 Just when things were starting to settle in California, the Governor stalled linkage with Quebec, bringing......
U.S. Congress

What Would a Federal Carbon Tax Mean for California Cap-and-Trade?

On March 12, 2013, Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and others released a discussion draft of legislation for a federal carbon......

What Happened in California’s Second Auction?

California hit a home run with its second auction on February 19, 2013: more participants, more bids, and higher – but not too high......
CCA Price Assessment

California Cap-and-Trade on the Starting Blocks

That’s it, it has started, for real! Carbon allowances are now available for sale in California. Companies that emit more than 25,000 tons of......
Great Seal of the State of California

Going Once, Going Twice… California Carbon Permits Now for Sale!

Yesterday California announced the results from its first ever auction of carbon allowances, which was held onon November 14, 2012. All permits offered for......
Obama on the campaign trail

Will Climate Policy be a Priority for Obama’s Second Mandate?

Newly re-elected President President Obama gave a nod to climate change in his acceptance speech on election night, but reducing the United States’ greenhouse......