Spotting the Grey Rhino: Climate perils and opportunities for investors

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Responsible Investor in partnership with S&P Global Sustainable1

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Climate risk was long characterised as a ‘Black Swan’: distant, improbable and intangible. Increasingly, it is now seen as a ‘Grey Rhino’: obvious, dangerous and probable. Recent heatwaves, floods and drought around the world have raised the stakes in public consciousness. For investors, in an ever-changing ESG landscape, climate risk is increasingly seen as a fundamental bedrock of measurability. And the stakes are indeed high. According to S&P Global Sustainable1 analysis, 92 percent of the world’s largest companies have at least one asset at high exposure (score >75 out of 100) to a climate change physical hazard by the 2050s, rising to 98 percent by the 2090s under a Business-as-Usual scenario. So, are investors making changes fast enough? In this webinar, we will explore best practices with climate physical risk analysis, including: - What climate science says and why climate physical risk is material to investors; - How data intelligence is developing to manage physical climate risk across multi-asset portfolios; - What industry leaders are doing and how to learn for it; - What quantifying climate physical risk in financial term requires; and - How data can be used for reporting, screening, risk analytics, and everyday decision making Speakers: - Therese Feng, Vice President of Research at S&P Global Sustainable1 - Chris Goolgasian, Director of Climate Research at Wellington Management - Tim Hall, Senior Scientist, The Climate Service, an S&P Global Company Moderated by Ben Payton, Special Projects Editor at Responsible Investor

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