Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

March 18th, 2019

Climate Change Has Claimed Its Biggest Corporate Victim; Now Banks Are on Alert

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Rob Bailey, Director of Climate Resilience at Marsh & McLennan Insights


When PG&E filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, The Wall Street Journal dubbed it the “first climate change bankruptcy.” The California power utility was facing USD 30 billion in potential liabilities following a series of devastating wildfires linked to its equipment — wildfires made more likely by a prolonged period of hot, dry weather that had reduced the surrounding forests to tinder and which scientists have since attributed to climate change.

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February 26th, 2019

Asia Region Most affected by Rising Sea Levels

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extreme-weather-2On a global scale, some cities are sinking faster than sea levels are rising, says the Global Risks Report 2019, which was produced by World Economic Forum with the support of Guy Carpenter’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Asia will be the worst affected region as a result of a combination of hydrology, population density and asset concentration. Continue reading…

February 5th, 2019

Environmental Disasters Leading to Increased Disruption to Supply-Chains

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extreme-weather-2As environmental risks crystallize with increasing frequency and severity, the impact on global value chains is likely to intensify, weakening overall resilience, according to Global Risks Report 2019, which was produced by the World Economic Forum with the support of Guy Carpenter’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies. Continue reading…

January 17th, 2019

Global Risks Report: Heightened Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Tensions

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extreme-weather-2Profound political, economic, societal, technological and environmental transformations are occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace and have become a part of day-to-day business life, according to the 14th edition of The Global Risks Report, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies and other partners.

This year’s report highlights a divided and disrupted world, characterized by heightened geopolitical and geoeconomic tensions, rising technological instabilities and increased environmental concern due to climate change. Continue reading…

December 27th, 2018

Marsh & McLennan Companies Climate Resilience Microsite

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Extreme weather events, shifting regulations, evolving competition and increased actions by investors are just some of the challenges facing organizations - all driven by a growing focus on climate change.

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November 12th, 2018

Increasing Frequency of Extreme Weather Events in Asia Pacific

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_offset_472526_smallThe Asia Pacific may be the most adversely impacted region by the pronounced increase in the frequency of extreme weather events around the world. The Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Catastrophe Report 2017 projects an increase in economic losses from natural disasters in Asia, which amounted to USD 126 million a day between 2006 to 2015 (1).

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July 12th, 2018

How climate-resilient is your organization?

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reslience21Stakeholders are looking for greater transparency on the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and the shift to a low-carbon economy. This focus is increasing with the accelerating support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released in June 2017.

However, organizations have questions about how to disclose on climate risks and what alignment to the TCFD recommendations means in practice; many are simply unsure how and where to get started.

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June 28th, 2018

Reporting Climate Resilience: The Challenges Ahead

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reslience21Companies in all sectors, including the financial-services industry, are being asked: What are the implications of climate change risks and opportunities for your organization’s financial performance? Organizations must identify, assess, and respond to the strategic and operational risks and opportunities presented by this changing business environment.

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June 7th, 2018

Captives’ Future Will Track with Global Risks

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What does the future hold for captives? Trends that may alter captive owners’ strategies include tax reform, climate change and emerging technologies.

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