Leaders Forum: Managing Climate Risk and Building Resilience


Hear from leading experts in the field of climate resilience, including representatives from National Grid, Marks & Spencer, PwC, and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker


When: Tuesday 15th October
Where: 7 More London Riverside, SE1 2RT
For who? UK Sustainability Leaders



Climate impacts are already having a material effect on many firms. From the local disruption to workforces, operations, and infrastructure caused by heat waves and flooding to the macro economic impact of rising food prices and increasingly vulnerable global supply chains, businesses are aware that climate change can have a tangible impact on their bottom line.

There is also a growing awareness amongst scientists, politicians, and business leaders that climate risks are going to become more pronounced as extreme weather impacts become more severe and demand for raw materials continues to rise.

This BusinessGreen Leaders Forum, sponsored by PwC, will explore the latest thinking on corporate climate risk management and provide senior executives with practical guidance on how to bolster their organisation's climate resilience.

The two hour forum will feature a series of presentations on climate risk and resilience by leading experts from across the scientific, political and business community. The session will include case studies detailing how top firms are minimising the climate risks they face, a keynote address on the latest climate science projections, and the presentation of an exclusive BusinessGreen report on the business response to climate change.


14.00: Welcome
BusinessGreen and PwC

14.05: Scientific Keynote
Corinne Le Quere, Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

14.25: Climate impact overview
Celine Herweijer, Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC

14.40: Business response overview
Presentation of BusinessGreen Insight report on climate resilience
James Murray, BusinessGreen

14.50: Question and Answer session

15.00: Case Study - How Marks & Spencer is responding to climate risk
Munish Datta, head of property for Plan A

15.15: Case Study - How National Grid is responding to climate risk
John McKenzie, UK Gas Transmission Asset Engineering Manager and author of National Grid climate adaptation report

15.30: Closing keynote: The Climate Risk Opportunity
Greg Barker, MP, Climate Change Minister

15.45: Question and Answer session

16.00: Networking and close

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