Tech Roadmap: Climate Risk Digital Solutions

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Executive Summary

This Tech Roadmap report unpacks the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 21 digital technologies that can streamline climate risk assessments and monitoring. Verdantix performed an independent, fact-based analysis of the maturity, innovation, prospects and business value of each solution. This report should be used by risk managers, heads of net zero and sustainability executives to identify, assess and evaluate those technologies available on the market that are best suited for their climate risk analyses. Technology buyers can use the Tech Roadmap methodology to identify new technologies for pilot projects and to develop technology strategy plans. Risk-averse firms should focus on the potential of technologies with proven business value that are in the growth or maturity phases of the technology life cycle. Innovators and early adopters should take note of launch phase technologies.

Table of contents

Tech Roadmap Analysis As A Tool For Corporate Managers And Vendors
Key Questions Answered By Tech Roadmap Analysis
Tech Roadmap Aligns Investments With Business Value
Defining The Climate Risk Digital Solutions Market
Tech Roadmap Methodology
Identifying The Five Market Phases Of Technology Maturity
Three Technology Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value
Technology Adoption And Success Influence Positioning
Pace Of Innovation Determines Time To The Next Life Cycle Phase
Climate Risk Digital Solutions In Phase 1: Research And Development
1.1 Biodiversity Assessment Tools
1.2 Agent-Based Behavioural Modelling
1.3 Sea-Level Mapping
Climate Risk Digital Solutions In Phase 2: Launch
2.1 Real Estate Climate Risk Assessments
2.2 Parametric Insurance Data Models
2.3 Digital Twins For Asset-Level Climate Intelligence
2.4 Critical Event Management Software
2.5 IoT Platforms For Drought Monitoring 
2.6 Wildfire Monitoring Solutions
Climate Risk Digital Solutions In Phase 3: Growth
3.1 High Resolution Weather Forecasting
3.2 Extreme Heat Resilience Tools
3.3 Early Warning Flood Forecasting
3.4 Financial Portfolio Climate Risk Analysis Solutions
3.5 Supply Chain Sustainability Software
3.6 Carbon Management Software
3.7 ESG Reporting Software
Climate Risk Digital Solutions In Phase 4: Maturity
4.1 Asset Investment Planning (AIP) Software
4.2 Natural Catastrophe Modelling
4.3 ESG Scores For Climate Analysis
4.4 Risk Management Software
4.5 Public Sentiment Monitoring Solutions

Table of figures

Figure 1. Tech Roadmap Terminology Definitions
Figure 2. Tech Roadmap For Climate Risk Digital Solutions

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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.

Maya Hilmi


Maya is a Net Zero, Climate Risk Analyst. She is currently specialising in carbon management, ESG regulations, and identifying climate risk solutions. Prior to joining Verdantix, Maya interned at Cardano Advisory where she gained experience in covenant, sustainability, and pensions corporate finance matters. Maya holds a master's degree in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies with Distinction from King's College London, and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from SOAS, University of London.

Ryan Skinner

Research Director, Net Zero & Climate Risk
Ryan is the Research Director for the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice. He guides the research team to develop compelling research at the intersection of net zero strategies, carbon management, climate risk and technology. Prior to joining Verdantix, Ryan was a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he initiated the research into ESG data and analytics offerings. He also has extensive experience of helping software companies with their messaging, positioning, market and technology strategies. Ryan studied at Duke University, the University of Manchester and the University of Oslo, and speaks Norwegian fluently.

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