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Lead your organization with confidence to a more resilient future with S&P Global Climanomics


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Understanding climate risk informs decision making

Climate change will transform our planet, with some geographies at greater risk than others – knowing where these risks are and when they will become material is challenging. At S&P Global Sustainable1, climate experts and data scientists have built an easy-to-use, science-backed climate risk analytics platform to help you identify and measure climate risk in your assets, business, and investment portfolio.

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S&P Global Climanomics

Put a Price on the Impact of Physical Climate Risks

  • ONE-CLICK SCENARIO ANALYSIS
  • SCIENCE-DRIVEN INSIGHT
  • ASSESSMENT OF VULNERABILITY
  • FINANCIAL LOSS CALCULATION

ONE-CLICK SCENARIO ANALYSIS

Climate scenario analysis provides actionable insights about potential future outcomes and is recommended by the TCFD for reporting purposes. A set of scenarios, Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), focus on projecting socioeconomic changes and when used alongside the RCPs capture both physical and socioeconomic factors.

What are SSPs?

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) are based on five distinct narratives for future socioeconomic development. The narratives provide a consistent logic for the qualitative projections of land use, energy use, population, emissions, and other factors, embedded within the scenario.

What are RCPs?

The Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) scenarios are driven primarily by projections of changes in factors such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use change, which directly impact radiative forcing, or the amount of excess energy in the Earth’s system. Since these scenarios center around radiative forcing, they were named for the amount of forcing (in the standard units of W/m2)projected for the year 2100 (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, and RCP8.5).

Sabine Fuss et al., “Betting on Negative Emissions,” Nature Climate Change 4 (2014): 850–53, https://doi. org/10.1038/nclimate2392.

SCIENCE-DRIVEN INSIGHT

S&P Global Climanomics starts by utilizing publicly available raw climate data that may include information on factors such as temperature and precipitation. This is used by expert S&P Global scientists to build and refine their own climate models for extreme temperatures, drought, coastal flooding, fluvial flooding, water stress, tropical cyclones and wildfires.

ASSESSMENT OF VULNERABILITY

S&P Global Climanomics has a growing library of proprietary impact functions that model the vulnerability of 270+ different asset types to climate-related hazards, based on a wide range of factors specific to each one. For example, the impact to a vineyard from temperature extremes will be different than the impact to a data center.

FINANCIAL LOSS CALCULATION

Assessments of hazards and of vulnerabilities are considered for each asset to estimate the average annual loss associated with climate risk to provide an informative evaluation of exposure. The total average annual loss is the sum of the financial impact of all hazards. This can be disaggregated by type of hazard and, within each hazard, by type of expense. The loss data is provided for each decade out to 2100 under the four RCP scenarios.

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Case Studies

  • A Pension Fund Enhances Its Analysis of Climate-related Physical Risks

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  • A Global Cement Producer Takes Steps to Better Understand and Mitigate Climate-related Risks

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  • A Global Conglomerate Focuses on Sustainable Procurement

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Events

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    House on Fire:

    Climate Risk and Resilience for
    Mortgages
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    The Rising Tide: 

    Climate Risk and Strategy for Real Estate investing
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    A Perfect Storm:

    Climate-related Disruptions on Operations & Supply Chains
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