Four Twenty Seven’s monthly newsletter highlights recent developments in climate adaptation and resilience. This month, don’t miss our new report on shareholder engagement, recommendations for physical climate risk disclosure and upcoming webinars on physical climate risk.
In Focus: From Risk to Resilience – Engaging with Corporates to Build Adaptive Capacity
New report from Four Twenty Seven provides strategic guidance for shareholder engagement on physical climate risk
Released this week at RI Europe, our latest report From Risk to Resilience – Engaging with Corporates to Build Adaptive Capacity explains the value of engagement for both corporations and investors and describes data and case studies to drive engagement strategies. We identify top targets for shareholder engagement using data-driven strategies and provide sample questions as an entry point for investors’ conversations with corporations. The report shows investors can help raise awareness of rising risks from climate change and encourage companies to invest in responsible corporate adaptation measures.
The report calls on companies to perform forward-looking risk assessments and disclose material exposure to climate hazards. It also invites firms to investigate benefits from investing in resilience and opportunities to provide new products and services in response to market shifts. Co-authored by Four Twenty Seven and Acclimatise, the report provides best-in-class metrics and recommendations for effective disclosure in line with the TCFD.
The report was released at a high-profile conference hosted by EBRD – view conference materials, including a full summary, slides, op-eds and video at www.physicalclimaterisk.com.
427 Webinar: Emerging practices for TCFD reporting on physical climate risk
Four Twenty Seven will host a webinar on TCFD reporting, emerging metrics and best practices for physical climate risks and opportunities disclosures. There will be two sessions of the same webinar to accommodate multiple time zones.
2. Using climate data to assess physical climate risks: Nik Steinberg, Director of Analytics, will discuss challenges and tools for using climate data for business decisions.
3. Building corporate resilience:Yoon Kim, Director of Advisory Services, will discuss do’s and don’ts of scenario analysis and share examples of innovation in corporate resilience-building.
3. Opportunities for investors: Frank Freitas, Chief Development Officer, will discuss corporate engagement opportunities for investors and approaches to integrating climate change into investment strategies.
5. Q&A: The webinar will include extended time for live Q&A.
Join the Four Twenty Seven team in the field at these upcoming events:
June 7-9:7th Sustainable Finance Forum, Waddesdon, UK: 427 COO Colin Shaw will discuss the use of corporate facility data to assess climate exposure at this forum hosted by the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford.
June 12-14: VERGE Hawaii, Honolulu, HI: Kendall Starkman, will speak about Four Twenty Seven’s work modeling the impacts of heat on human health.
June 18-21:Adaptation Futures 2018, Cape Town, South Africa: Director of Advisory Services, Yoon Kim, will facilitate a session exploring integrating climate risks into infrastructure investment decisions.
July 18: Summer in the City CSR Investing Summit, New York, NY: Emilie Mazzacurati will discuss methods to assess physical climate risk exposure on a panel about the business impacts of climate change.
June 26: GRESB Sustainable Real Assets Conference, Sydney, Australia: Chief Development Officer Frank Freitas will speak on a panel on innovation and tools for building climate resilience in real asset portfolios at GRESB’s annual conference on resilient infrastructure investments.
August 28-29: 3rd California Adaptation Forum, Sacramento, CA: Kendall Starkman will facilitate a panel on mobilizating climate adaptation through partnerships at this biennial convening of adaptation professionals from across California.
September 11: Save the date for a Four Twenty Seven side event on resilience finance alongside the UN PRI and GCAS.
September 12-14: PRI in Person, San Francisco, CA: Visit the Four Twenty Seven booth and meet with our team at this annual gathering of responsible investment industry leaders.
September 12-14: Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, CA: Join the Four Twenty Seven team at this convening of global climate adaptation experts meant to propel action around the Paris Agreement.