Climate-Related Financial Disclosure, Climate Change Risk Assessments and Global Water Scarcity
13 October 2022
Many companies are still early in their Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting journey and our experience has shown they often need the most help with understanding climate scenarios and quantifying the financial impacts of climate change. As an example, water is essential to the production and delivery of nearly all goods and services and yet we are set to experience a 56% shortfall in global freshwater by 2030 (WRI), due to the combination of decreasing availability and declining water quality. This disparity between supply and demand for water means that water scarcity is starting to materialise for companies and their investors.
In this webinar we will run through our model for supporting companies with TCFD and present a recent case study working with a $450bn asset manager to better understand the climate change risks to several key locations in their UK infrastructure portfolio using forward-looking climate data. We will also discuss how we can go beyond ESG with assessing and pricing water risks.
This webinar will cover:
• How to meet TCFD reporting requirements;
• Climate Change Risk Assessments; and
• Beyond Environmental, Social and Governance – Global Water Scarcity.
Technical Director – SLR Consulting
Sam leads the Global Climate Risk & Resilience team at SLR working with companies seeking to understand the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Sam has over 12 years’ climate change experience.
Sam works with a variety of clients to provide strategic advice on how companies can align their practices and disclosures to the recommendations set out by the TCFD, as well as performing detailed climate change risk assessments for portfolios and high-risk assets. Sam joined SLR from an independent not-for-profit think-tank working to advance sustainability and climate resilience. He previously co-founded a boutique advisory firm providing climate data and risk analytics to the institutional investors having previously held the role of CEO at a carbon rating firm.
Dr. Matthew Roberts
Emerging Business / Technical Director– SLR Consulting
Matthew Roberts has over 15 years’ consulting experience, leading and delivering large and complex programs within the offshore energy, utilities, government, aquaculture, and finance sectors. Mat has a technical background in Computational Fluid Dynamics, and expertise in the fields of climate risk and resilience, flood and coastal erosion risk management, water resource management, environmental impact assessment and commercialising innovation and technology (digital products).
He has worked on projects with government, academic and industry practitioners and consulted across UK/Europe, Australia and North America. Matt currently works in SLR’s emerging business team with a focus on climate risk & resilience, natural capital solutions, low carbon energy transition, and circular economy. He also leads SLR’s Integrated Water Resource Management Hub, providing modelling & data analytics, water risk and resilience advisory services, climate resilient infrastructure solutions and financial impact assessment.
Food and drink sector organisations. Directors across all disciplines, Finance Managers, Site Managers, Risk Managers Investor relations, Environmental Professionals and people working within TCFD / Climate change.