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Smart Vendors: Sustainability And Climate Change Risk Consulting

Date: 18 January 2009

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Introduction

Firms face a new set of risks triggered by climate change predictions, regulatory responses, market reactions and resource scarcity challenges. But the identification and mitigation of climate change and sustainability risks is far from most directors’ minds. This Smart Vendors reports helps risk officers and finance directors get to grips with climate change and sustainability risk management by assessing the services provided by ten leading risk management firms. Based on interviews with over a dozen practice leaders the report offers a detailed assessment of the business case for climate change risk identification. The analysis finds that government and market responses to scientific predictions about climate change have created new risks for companies today that must be identified and managed. But the necessary expertise is sparse so firms will need to turn to risk management experts like Acclimatise, AIR Worldwide, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Maplecroft, the Met Office and PwC to resolve their challenges.

How You Benefit

This report helps individuals responsible for risk management and compliance to save time and money in assessing their needs for climate change risk consulting and identifying potential advisory firms. To hire the right consultant, buyers need to compare the enterprise risk management services of the Big Four, specialists like Acclimatise and Climate Change Risk Management, research experts like the Hadley Centre and the University of Reading as well as bolt-on consulting provided by insurers and re-insurers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCING SUSTAINABILITY RISK CONSULTING

Defining The Sustainability Risk Consulting Market
A Diverse Group Of Firms Offer Sustainability Risk Consulting Services
Getting To Grips With Climate Change And Sustainability Risk Consulting

DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABILITY RISK CONSULTING

New Sources Of Sustainability Risk Emerge On Corporate Agendas
Climate Change Risk Awareness Drives Growth In Demand
Assets With Long Lifespans Require Sustainability Reviews

BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY RISK CONSULTING

Risk Perception Underpins Spending On Sustainability Risk Consulting
Uncertainty Over Materiality And Timing Hold Back Spending

PROVIDER PROFILES

Acclimatise
AIR Worldwide
Climate Change Risk Management (CCRM)
Deloitte
DNV
Ernst & Young
Met Office
Maplecroft
Marsh Risk Consulting
PwC
Risk Management Solutions (RMS)