Climate Change as a Business and Financial Risk?

Corporate members event
7 December 2020 — 5:00PM TO 6:00PM

Members of the following Giving Circles: St James’s Roundtable, William Pitt Group, Lionel Curtis Group, Director’s Circle, President’s Circle and Chairman’s Circle can register for this event by contacting our events team

Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of risk accounting and resilience measures in business plans. With millions of lives, as well as trillions of dollars of economic activity and both physical and natural capital, vulnerable to the adverse effects of global warming it is necessary for organizations to recognize climate risk and integrate an understanding of this risk into decision-making.

Like COVID-19, climate change threatens our collective wellbeing – particularly as the world faces unprecedented levels of geopolitical instability. This webinar explores the ways in which organizations can incorporate an understanding of climate change as a business and financial risk into their strategies and forward-planning as well as whether COVID-19 has created an opportunity to build back greener.

What is the business case for incorporating adaptation and resilience to climate risk in planning and should this be balanced with investments in mitigation? If so what are the major challenges and which sectors are particularly vulnerable to climate risk?

This event is for corporate members of Chatham House. Not a member? Find out more.


Tim Benton, Research Director, Emerging Risks and Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House 

Silke Goldberg, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Sanghamitra Karra, Global Head of Market Risk Stress Testing, Morgan Stanley 

Chair: Glada Lahn, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House 

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