Physical climate risk to businesses
The response to climate change can be categorised into two approaches - mitigation and adaptation. Climate change mitigation is already at the forefront of many businesses’ strategies, having gained traction over the past decade. Today, for example, 91% of the global economy falls under net zero pledges, up from 19% in 2019. Promises of net zero and an emerging 2-billion-dollar carbon credit market have invigorated action from governments and businesses alike. However, even under a best-case scenario, some degree of adaptation will be required. Physical climate risks pose a major yet often unappreciated threat to corporate assets and infrastructure.