Climate Change Risk Management

Whether in New York after Hurricane Sandy, or in the Midwest in the midst of the drought, small businesses and multinational corporations alike have experienced first hand that climate change could bring unforeseen costs and very serious disruptions to businesses. They have also learned the hard way that preparedness made all the difference.

Four Twenty Seven provides integrated climate risk management solutions to help businesses understand how climate change will impact their value chain, map and quantify risks and opportunities, and develop a climate resilient strategy.

Your Business in the Context of Climate Change

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You know climate change may impact your organization, but you may not know how, when, or even where to start gathering the right information. You’re convinced that climate change will be an important driver for business over the coming years, but you may not know how to share this insight with your colleagues and management. Let us do the heavy lifting.
We provide customized workshops and briefs to discuss:

  • How climate change will impact the region(s) where you operate
  • Potential impacts on your industry or sector
  • Benchmarking and best practices amongst your peers and competitors
  • The business case for managing your climate risk exposure: regulatory, customer, and investor trends that will drive changes during the next 5-10 years.

Assessing Risks and Opportunities

How much will climate change cost your business? What new markets or new opportunities will arise from the evolving physical, regulatory, and business environment? Our innovative suite of Climate Change Risk Management applications provides hard data and unparalleled insights into your climate exposure.

Are parts of your supply chain vulnerable to disruptions due to increased extreme weather events? Will changing precipitation and temperature patterns threaten some key agricultural commodities? Our tool can help you flag potential weak links in your supply chain. Read more about our Sustainable Supply Chain Management Tool.

We provide 360 risk assessments and stress tests covering headquarters, production facilities, key suppliers and other assets. We draw on the most up-to-date climate models and scientific analysis to pinpoint as precisely as possible the type of risk, the range of potential impact, and the time frame. We identify which activities, products or facilities are most at threat, and quantify the value-at-risk from the short to medium-term risks. We help you think through the complex impacts and ripple effects to identify upcoming opportunities and market shifts to help your organization be a first-mover. Contact us for a complimentary preliminary assessment.

Building Resilience

We provide strategic planning and risk mitigation to help organizations minimize their climate risk exposure and identify new opportunities brought by the changing environment. We work with your staff to develop an array of possible adaptation response tailor-made for your business. We focus on developing a short list of must-do, achievable items to ensure that your company derives a direct, tangible benefit from planning for future resilience.
We develop interactive training sessions and educational materials for your leadership and employees to ensure your strategy is appropriated and carried out by plant managers, product owners, and other key personnel.

Reporting, Disclosure, and Communication

Reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project has become the standard in corporate reporting of climate impacts. In partnership with ISOS Group, we offer CDP-approved training courses to help you improve your reporting and communication strategy, and follow-up with customized support through the reporting process. We help you identify the right data, get full point for disclosure and tackle the challenging issue of climate risks and carbon footprint in your value-chain.
Should climate risk be integrated in sustainability report? The GRI framework certainly offers the opportunity to do so. We ensure that good deeds get the recognition they deserve, and help explain to your company’s key constituencies, customers and shareholders, what the risks are and what actions you are taking to mitigate them.
Pressure from investors to disclose material climate risks is mounting, and organizations like the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Integrated Reporting (<IR>) are setting new expectations in terms of performance indicators. We help you identify the best reporting framework, perform a materiality assessment, and demonstrate to your investors that your company is using best practices for climate risk management.

Is Your Business at Risk?

Exposure varies widely between sectors and individual companies. Email or call us for a free pre-screening to determine if your company would benefit from a comprehensive climate risk assessment: 415 420 0074.