Climate Risk

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 ensures that your company is prepared to deal with the unexpected and able to stay in business through tough times.

Risk assessment

We provide 360 risk assessments, 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.

Adaptation plan

We provide strategic planning and risk mitigation to help organizations minimize their climate risk exposure and identify new opportunities brought by the changing environment. Based on the risk assessment, we develop a suite of actions prioritized based on their cost-effectiveness. 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.

Communication and disclosure

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. We help assess material risk and provide data to support SEC disclosure. We help identify grants and awards to increase your company’s ability to proceed with comprehensive resilience planning.

For investors

We quantify the value-at-risk in your portfolio by applying our core risk assessment capability to a portfolio of companies of your choice. Our analysis can be focused on the physical impact of climate change, or be expanded to include broader climate risks, including in particular regulatory and legal risks.

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.