COP23 | Mainstreaming climate risk


November 12, 2017

Climate risk is not only an issue for nation states, but over the last few years, has been highlighted as an issue for the private sector. There is increasing focus on ensuring that the assessment of climate risk is placed on the Board agenda, and a drive to ensure that climate risk is properly considered and dealt with as a financial risk, not just an environmental issue. Associated with the need for assessment is the push to ensure appropriate disclosure of climate risks, evidenced by the completion of the report by the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure earlier in the year.  It is increasingly clear that climate risk not only manifests as physical risk, but also as legal, transitional, financial, technological and reputational risk.

Join us on Industry Day at Cop23 where, along with a panel of experts, we will be exploring

  • the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, strategic aims and what is going to happen next
  • the nature of the emerging regulatory risks, including international climate litigation and shareholder actions
  • the physical risk of climate change, assessing risks and building climate resilience
  • the corporate experience of assessing climate risks
  • the opportunities to address climate risks
  • the rising expectations of investors on climate risk disclosure

The event will be moderated by Simon Currie, Global head of energy at Norton Rose Fulbright and panellists include

  • Jon D. Williams, PwC
  • Miroslav Petkov, S&P Global Ratings
  • Romain Talagrand, BNP Paribas
  • Diane Holdorf, Kellogg’s
  • David Lomas, BlackRock

The session is open to all with week 2 accreditation to the Bonn Zone.


Simon Currie

Simon Currie