Collins is lead author on a paper released at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt by the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment working group (GARI). The State of Climate Adaptation and Resilience Investment: Where We Are, Current Investor Views and Paths Forward looks at the global progress on understanding physical climate risk and resilience, assesses the developing market for investors, studies feedback from stakeholder surveys and discussions, and brings forth a set of recommendations and potential paths forward for resilience investments. Press release and paper available for download.
Collins is a strategic advisor to the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment (GARI) Group, which was launched at the COP21 global climate talks in Paris during 2015 to bring together private investors and a range of other stakeholders to catalyze investment and action on climate adaptation and resilience. She has been a lead author or contributing author to three GARI publications since 2017.
GARI has convened over 500 private investors, climate experts and other stakeholders in cities across the world to discuss practical approaches to investing that consider climate adaptation and resilience.
In 2019 GARI released the Investor Briefing on Physical Climate Risks and Resilience at the United Nations Climate Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Collins was a lead author with Jay Koh, Chair of GARI.
The briefing is an update to the GARI 2017 Investor Guide to climate risk released during the One Planet Summit in Paris in December 2017. Collins was a contributing author with lead authors Jay Koh, Founder of the Lightsmith Group; Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder of Four Twenty Seven, Inc.; and Chiara Trabacchi, PhD at IDB Invest.
These briefings were created in response to interest in climate adaptation and resilience from the private sector and private investors.
This guide provides a framework for investment and credit officers to begin to ask the right questions about how climate change can impact the financial sustainability of their investments, and links revenues, assets, and costs with a project’s potential vulnerability to physical climate risks.
The guide includes snapshots to demonstrate potential impacts on the following infrastructure sectors: transport, energy, telecoms, data management, real estate, and social infrastructure.
Authors include Acclimatise, Four Twenty Seven and Climate Finance Advisors, all involved with GARI.
To access the guide, go to Lender's Guide to Considering Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments.
Lori joins members of Women in Climate Tech and Aon to discuss a new report on the intersection of gender equity and climate change. Lori focuses on rethinking access to capital to reduce climate risk and improve opportunities for women.
Learn about the history and current status of climate risk disclosure – and why it may matter to the next generation of investors (spoiler alert: that means Millennials).
Lori joins Bennie Williams for a download on London Climate Week 2020 and how climate risk is investment risk.
January 17, 2022 - A group of 19 major North American banks announce a Climate Risk Consortium to develop climate risk management standards. Read here.
January 13, 2022 - "...these issues are matters of value, not values — opportunities for companies to mitigate downside risk, innovate, and differentiate themselves from competitors." Read here.
January 7, 2022 - .."examinations would zero in on risks related to climate and ESG by scrutinizing proxy voting policies and practices.." Learn more here.
January 4, 2022 - S&P Global has acquired climate data company The Climate Service to to offer clients more transparent, robust and comprehensive climate data, models and analytics. Learn more here.
July 2019 - Moody's has acquired a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a provider of data, intelligence, and analysis related to physical climate risks. Learn more here.
December 17, 2021 - Read more here.
December 16, 2021 - Read more here.
March 2021 - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking an interest in climate change and has created a task force. Read more here.
February 2021 - The world’s largest shareholder published a five-page document laying out its expectations for how companies should address climate risk. Learn more here.
October 2020 - All six of the largest banks in the U.S. — Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Wells Fargo — face above-average loan risk related to climate change, Read more here.
April, 2019 - Companies including BlackRock, State Street, S&P Global, Statoil, Shell, H&M, Nestlé, BASF, DowDuPont and Ingersoll Rand are stepping up on financial disclosures related to climate risks. Learn more here.
February, 2019 - "Insurance not enough to offset financial risks of climate change" - new analysis of climate risks to insurance industry from ClimateWise.
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