Tackling climate change

Forward-looking, scenario-based, climate risk management

The threat posed by climate risk to businesses, supply chain and infrastructure is becoming an important consideration in investment decisions and strategic planning. We partner with our clients and other organizations, like the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), to understand the impacts of the Paris Agreement on business and how companies can contribute to a low-emissions future.

For many organizations, climate change will generate significant business risks and opportunities over the next decade. Their timing and scale is uncertain, driven by policy, technology, stakeholder and market sentiment, as well as physical climate change. Faced with this uncertainty, we believe scenario analysis is a critical approach for organizations to adopt.

Forward-looking, scenario-based, climate risk management

The threat posed by climate risk to businesses, supply chain and infrastructure is becoming an important consideration in investment decisions and strategic planning. We partner with our clients and other organizations, like the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), to understand the impacts of the Paris Agreement on business and how companies can contribute to a low-emissions future.

For many organizations, climate change will generate significant business risks and opportunities over the next decade. Their timing and scale is uncertain, driven by policy, technology, stakeholder and market sentiment, as well as physical climate change. Faced with this uncertainty, we believe scenario analysis is a critical approach for organizations to adopt.

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Impact of ESG issues on investment values

Against the backdrop of a record nearly $4 trillion of assets under management (AUM) in Private Equity (PE), we have seen 195 countries pledge their commitment to the COP21 climate action pact, continued growth in the number of UN-backed PRI signatories, and investors showing ever-increasing interest in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of their underlying portfolios.

The threat posed by climate risk to businesses, supply chain and infrastructure is becoming an important consideration in investment decisions and strategic planning. We partner with our clients and other organizations, like the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), to understand the impacts of the Paris Agreement on business and how companies can contribute to a low-emissions future.

For many organizations, climate change will generate significant business risks and opportunities over the next decade. Their timing and scale is uncertain, driven by policy, technology, stakeholder and market sentiment, as well as physical climate change. Faced with this uncertainty, we believe scenario analysis is a critical approach for organizations to adopt.

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70% of respondents told ERM they have seen ESG have a material impact on their investments to date, either creating or eroding value.
95%+
Over 95% of survey respondents confirmed that there is significant untapped value from ESG within their portfolio companies.

Preparing for a low-carbon emissions future

To build resilience to climate change and prepare for a low-emissions future, ERM is helping organizations develop both mitigation strategies and adaptation response plans.

We have been using innovative GIS mapping and predictive modeling techniques to build baseline data sets, from which we are able to assess the impacts of projected future changes in weather patterns in order to identify sustainable and climate-resilient interventions for the islands.

Charles Allison
Partner - London, UK
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ERM provides technical support for Dow-IOC Carbon Partnership

In September 2017, Dow was announced as the official Carbon Partner of the IOC. This collaboration supports a global effort by the IOC to compensate its carbon emissions.

The partnership builds on successful carbon mitigation programs implemented by Dow and the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016, and significantly extends the program's reach and influence to a global scale. The partnership starts immediately and runs through to 2020. It has the goal to deliver third-party-verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. ERM will continue to partner with Dow to provide third-party validation of projects, as we did with Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

Moving to cleaner and renewable energy

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ERM provides technical support for Dow-IOC Carbon Partnership

In September 2017, Dow was announced as the official Carbon Partner of the IOC. This collaboration supports a global effort by the IOC to compensate its carbon emissions.

Protecting brands through supply-chain carbon footprinting

Across clients on reducing their carbon footprints, including Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (direct and indirect emissions sources). We are at the forefront in the design of product and supply-chain carbon footprinting, a process that accounts for greenhouse gas emissions across the life of a product or service.

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ERM provides technical support for Dow-IOC Carbon Partnership

In September 2017, Dow was announced as the official Carbon Partner of the IOC. This collaboration supports a global effort by the IOC to compensate its carbon emissions.

The partnership builds on successful carbon mitigation programs implemented by Dow and the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016, and significantly extends the program's reach and influence to a global scale. The partnership starts immediately and runs through to 2020. It has the goal to deliver third-party-verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. ERM will continue to partner with Dow to provide third-party validation of projects, as we did with Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

Protecting brands through supply-chain carbon footprinting

Across clients on reducing their carbon footprints, including Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (direct and indirect emissions sources). We are at the forefront in the design of product and supply-chain carbon footprinting, a process that accounts for greenhouse gas emissions across the life of a product or service.

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ERM provides technical support for Dow-IOC Carbon Partnership

In September 2017, Dow was announced as the official Carbon Partner of the IOC. This collaboration supports a global effort by the IOC to compensate its carbon emissions.

The partnership builds on successful carbon mitigation programs implemented by Dow and the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016, and significantly extends the program's reach and influence to a global scale. The partnership starts immediately and runs through to 2020. It has the goal to deliver third-party-verified greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. ERM will continue to partner with Dow to provide third-party validation of projects, as we did with Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

Forefront of reporting

As demand for transparency and disclosures increases, organizations can leverage sustainability reporting to drive improved business performance and value. The process of developing sustainability reports, inherently a cross-functional exercise, can help drive internal collaboration, innovation and improved decision-making. It becomes a tool to help organizations crystallize their sustainability strategy, mitigate risks, improve sustainability and operational performance, strengthen internal management systems and improve relationships with key stakeholders.

ERM collaborates closely with leading international organizations, such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Reporting Initiative, to ensure we are helping clients follow the latest global developments and industry best practices.

We are working with a number of clients who are responding to shareholder resolutions requesting greater disclosure on the long-term impacts of climate change on their business and we anticipate this will gain momentum.

Charles Allison
Partner - London, UK
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