The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the risk management practices of many within the private sector are currently inadequate, leaving economies exposed to instability. The complex nature of climate change presents uniquely challenging physical (e.g., increased severity of extreme weather events; rising sea levels) and transitional (e.g., increasing cost of carbon; reputational damage) risks that threaten the security of businesses, society, and the environment in both the short- and long-term.
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly felt around the world and pressure mounts on governments to adopt stronger climate policies, businesses and investors across the globe cannot afford to push the management of climate-related risks down the line.
This event will convene expert speakers and business leaders for a discussion on the key risks for organisations presented by climate change and the transition to net zero; how to improve risk management processes to support the identification, measurement, and monitoring of risks; and the tools and resources available to support companies to manage and disclose risks.
- Bridget Beals, Partner and Co-Head of Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy, KPMG UK.
- Swenja Surminski, Deputy Director and Head of Adaptation Research at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment.
- James Close, Head of Climate Change, NatWest Group