Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

June 17th, 2019

New products and data key to building more resilient societies, says Schauble; MMC Young Professionals’ Global Forum 2019

Posted at 9:34 AM ET

As climate change rises up the agenda, there are huge opportunities to help companies manage risk in the burgeoning weather protection market, said Barney Schauble, Managing Principal, Nephila Advisors. Speaking at the MMC Rising Professionals’ Global Forum, he said: “It feels like the early days of the catastrophe ILS market.”

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May 15th, 2019

The Middle East and North Africa Risks Landscape

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

mena_risks_briefing_paper_cover-thumbnail1The results of climate inaction are becoming increasingly clear. The year 2018 was the fourth warmest on record (1). In the MENA region, Algeria had the hottest temperature - 51.3ºC - ever reliably recorded across the whole of Africa, and Oman recorded a minimum temperature of 42.6ºC (2). Rising temperatures led the United Nations to warn that melting ice sheets were causing sea-level rise to accelerate. The World Bank identified 24 port cities in the Middle East and 19 in North Africa at particular risk of rising waters (3).

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April 25th, 2019

Investing in a Time of Climate Change – The Sequel

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

A new report, Investing in a Time of Climate Change — The Sequel, documents Mercer’s latest climate scenario model for assessing the effects of both climate-related physical damages (physical risks) and the transition to a low-carbon economy (transition risks) on investment return expectations. The Sequel models three climate change scenarios, a 2°C, 3°C and 4°C average warming increase on preindustrial levels, over three timeframes - 2030, 2050 and 2100.

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March 18th, 2019

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

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

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

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

_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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