Strategic Focus: Improving Climate Resilience With Digital Solutions

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Executive Summary

Increasingly costly extreme weather events, and the mandating of disclosures aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in the UK and EU – and developing in the US – are driving the need for firms to invest in digital solutions for climate risk management. This report breaks down the key climate risk management challenges facing customers and identifies the digital solutions in which firms can invest to address these. Executives, risk managers and heads of sustainability can use this report to assess the climate risk management digital solutions that align with their requirements and which can add value to their operations.

Table of contents

Extreme Weather Events And TCFD Reporting Make Climate Change Risk Management A Priority 
Pressure Is Building On Firms To Tackle Near-Term Climate Risks
Five Categories Of Climate Resilience Innovations That Respond To Customer Challenges
Investment In Digital Solutions For Climate Resilience Will Be Driven By Climate Strategy Ambition

Table of figures

Figure 1. Billion Dollar Disaster Events In The US 2010-2022 (CPI-Adjusted)  
Figure 2. Corporate Digital Strategies For Climate Change And Sustainability For The Next Two Years  
Figure 3. Examples Of Investments And Acquisitions Of Climate Resilience Solutions  

About the authors

Alice Saunders

Industry Analyst
Alice is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. Her current research agenda focuses on climate risk solutions and biodiversity. Alice holds a Masters in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford and a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick.

Kim Knickle

Research Director, ESG & Sustainability
Kimberly Knickle is Research Director of the ESG & Sustainability practice at Verdantix. Her research areas encompass ESG regulations and reporting, ESG risk, supply chain sustainability, circular economy, social impact, and sustainable finance. Kim has worked for more than 20 years in the IT industry, providing research and analysis to help companies invest wisely in new technologies. Before joining the analyst industry, she held various roles in IT services, engineering and product safety testing, beginning her career at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Kim holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell.

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