RISK AND RESILIENCE: HOW CAN BUSINESSES AND INVESTORS BEST PREPARE FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

10th October 2019

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This event was supported by the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). Thank you to TLT Solicitors for hosting.

There is growing awareness that business and investor plans need to better address the growing physical and regulatory risks arising from climate change and climate policy. This Aldersgate Group event debated how businesses and investors can improve their understanding of these risks and ensure this results in better informed decision making. 
 
Following the publication of the UK government’s Green Finance Strategy and the expectation that all listed companies and large asset owners should disclose their climate-related risks and opportunities in line with the TCFD recommendations by 2022, this event marked the launch of the Aldersgate Group’s latest policy briefing setting out the next steps to accelerate the adoption of TCFD compliant disclosure. 
 
Featuring a keynote speech from the Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd and a multi-sector business panel, this event debated why the climate change risk and resilience agenda is a critical issue for the business and investment community, how businesses and investors can more effectively understand and address these risks and whether the UK’s regulatory framework on climate disclosure needs to be strengthened in the coming years. 

Introduction:

  • Marianne Anton, Clean Energy Associate, TLT Solicitors

Chair:

  • Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Keynote:

  • Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency

Panellists:

  • Caroline Hill, Head of Sustainability, Public Affairs and Health, Safety & Security, Landsec
  • Daniel Johns, Head of Public Affairs, Anglian Water
  • Rowan Douglas CBE, Head of Capital Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson
  • Catherine Ogden, Manager for Sustainability and Responsible Investment, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Aled Jones, Director, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University