Marsh & McLennan is pleased to sponsor and present at GreenBiz 2020, the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders.
The sustainability profession is evolving, with new concerns and concepts emerging faster than ever. We are pleased to join the GreenBiz 20 community — more than 1,500 sustainability leaders from business, government, academia and NGOs — to explore the latest sustainable business trends, including a growing focus on the intersection between risk management, sustainability and climate resilience. Our experts will be presenting on assessing physical and climate risk; weaving sustainability into an organization’s culture; and how to use TCFD disclosure process to provide real value.
Join Our Experts
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Paradise Ballroom 7-8
Assessing Physical and Climate Risks: Linking Risk Management and Sustainability Expertise
- Alex Wittenberg, Executive Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage
- Alex Bernhardt, Managing Director, Marsh & McLennan Advantage
Extreme weather and the associated physical risks are having increasing impacts on organizations’ assets, operations, supply chains and employees, and organizations are looking to better understand their current and future exposures. This session will provide an inside look at how risk managers assess physical and extreme weather risks, how this analysis can enhance and be supported by a sustainability team’s climate risks assessments, and tips on how to bridge departmental efforts to enhance the resilience of the enterprise to shifts in physical risk driven by climate change.
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 am, Paradise Ballroom 1
Moving Towards a Culture for Sustainability
- Daniel Imbeault, Partner, Mercer
- Chris Labrecque, Senior Associate, Mercer
Join this workshop for a look at various organizational cultures and how their sustainability practices have been introduced and embedded into the company's cultural fabric. What does it mean to have a "culture for sustainability"? What does sustainability look like within diverse organizational cultures? How do these cultures change over time, and what are the driving factors that enable change? Learn from leaders and your peers as this interactive session explores what it takes to successfully build sustainability into the core of your company culture.
Round Table Discussion
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 12:15 - 1:15pm, RoundTable Lunch
Climate Risk and Strategy – Getting Past the “Disclosure” in TCFD
- Edwin Anderson, Partner, Oliver Wyman
The Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures has helped motivate many companies to think about climate risk from an investor relations angle. "Disclosure" is in the name, yet most of the value comes from the risk and strategic processes it encourages. Many processes only end up generating a limited amount of transparency for no real benefit to the firm or investors. At this session, Edwin Anderson will lead a discussion on the challenges and some of the solutions of getting TCFD to deliver value, rather than being just another reporting burden.
Oliver Wyman's Edwin Anderson on understanding climate risk
Climate change is threatening both operational and strategic risk — that's on the day-to-day and at the long-term. Partner at consultancy Oliver Wyman, Edwin Anderson, discusses how sustainability and risk are interwined across industries. But fully addressing climate risk still faces challenges.