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Understanding physical climate risks for investors

A changing climate can lead to changes in the frequency and in the severity of acute and chronic impacts. Recent examples include wildfires in Australia and the USA, and the increasing severity and frequency of tropical storms. Chronic hazards that are with us now and will manifest over decades such as changes in precipitation patterns, ocean temperatures and sea-level rise also have the capacity to impact investment portfolios and impair value over time. It is increasingly important for investors to understand and manage these risks. IIGCC has been working with Acclimatise and Chronos Sustainability to develop guidance for investors to help them get started in understanding, assessing and managing these physical climate related risks. 

At this webinar, participants will hear from keynote speaker Emma Howard-Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, on the growing impacts from physical climate risks that investors need to manage 

Acclimatise will present the guidance developed for investors, outlining the key steps in a risk assessment and management process to help investors begin to understand and assess the risks to their portfolios. 

There will also be a panel discussion and Q&A with three investors who have taken steps to address physical risks and identify opportunities to demonstrate how investors can get started and key issues to consider.

May 26, 2020



9:00 a.m. EDT New York
2:00 p.m. BST London
3:00 p.m. CEST Paris
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Event Speakers

Emma Howard Boyd

Chair | Environment Agency

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Kelly Christodoulou

ESG & Stewardship Manager, Investments | AustralianSuper

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Craig Davies

Lead, Climate Resilience Investment Operations | EBRD

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John Firth

Co-founder & CEO | Acclimatise

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David Lunsford

Executive Director, Head of Climate Strategy & Policy | MSCI

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Marion Maloney

Energy Sector Regulator | Environment Agency

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Stephanie Pfeifer


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Rory Sullivan

CEO | Chronos Sustainability

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