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ICF International’s Policy Expertise Informs Climate Risk Strategy

Date: 06 January 2015

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Executive Summary

The United States currently ranks as the country most at financial risk globally from climate change impacts, with an estimated asset exposure of $1,500 billion in 2007 forecasted to grow to $9,100 billion by 2070, according to data from the OECD Climate Change Programme. To help Heads of Sustainability, EH&S Directors and business unit leaders better understand how to develop strategies for climate change risk management, Verdantix spoke with three senior ICF International climate change and sustainability practice leaders to help inform parts of this report. Founded in 1969, ICF International is a management, technology and policy consulting firm with a long track record on climate change policy and programme implementation. ICF International’s strategy to support private sector clients on climate change risk management is based on in-depth assessments of industry-specific impacts and risks and supporting services that allow for a complete adaptation strategy. Verdantix recommends that firms adopt a profit-centric framework based on addressing climate change risks and exploiting opportunities.



Firms Are Raising The Priority Level For Action On Climate Change Risk Management
ICF International’s Policy Expertise Informs Business Strategy For Climate Risk Management
Supporting Services Allow ICF International To Assist On The Complete Adaptation Strategy
Firms Need A Profit-Centric Climate Change Framework To Capitalize On Business Opportunities


Figure 1: Market Segmentation of Sustainability Consulting


Accenture, Allianz SE, Asian Development Bank, Consolidated Edison, CSC, Dow Chemical, Federal Highway Administration, ICF International, Munich Re, New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York City Office of Recovery and Resiliency, OECD, OmniTRAX, Sears Holding, Sempra Energy, Under Armour, Unilever, US Department of Energy, US Department of Transportation, US Environmental Protection Agency, US National Academy of Sciences, US Navy, Western Electricity Coordinating Council, The World Bank, World Economic Forum