Building on the insights from Willis Towers Watson’s Climate and Resilience Hub, we will discuss how corporates are thinking about resilience to climate change in risk management and investment decisions, plus opportunities with each to enhance investor perceptions of enterprise value and risk-adjusted investment returns.
This session will open with insights from Willis Towers Watson and a client case study. The opening will include:
- An overview of the current policy & regulatory environment and implications for disclosure reporting – e.g. meeting objectives such as those set by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
- Discussion around how to undertake a climate risk assessment and quantification study to measure financial impact – considering physical, transitional, supply chain, etc risks (to include highlights of Willis Towers Watson’s modeling capabilities)
- What Willis Towers Watson is hearing from other organizations: Board level and senior executive involvement and interactions for climate-related risks, from corporate strategy, decision-maker perspective focusing on enterprise and investment risk
This will be followed by breakouts (depending on registration) to discuss:
- Aligning climate resilience with a risk-based capital investment/allocation strategy using climate analytics for decision making and reporting
- Supporting climate resilience with enterprise risk management leveraging climate analytics, insurance, and alternative risk transfer to build and disclose a compelling story
- How to invest corporate pension plan assets with climate risk/resilience integrated into portfolio allocation, asset valuation, and return targets
- Integrating climate resilience into 401k committee decisions and defined contribution investment menu selections.
NeuGroup for Pensions and Benefits is a cross-industry peer group for treasury and corporate finance professionals from US corporations who are responsible for managing the retirement programs of their companies.
Virtual interactive sessions (VIS) are meant for any interested participants across the NeuGroup network and approved non-NeuGroup members. They are usually one-off sessions on topics that interest the broader NeuGroup network and can develop into working groups to continue the conversation further. NeuGroup has conducted dozens of these sessions since their origination in response to Covid-19 in 2020.