Physical Risk & Resilience Working Group

The group helps develop solutions for investors to integrate physical risk and resilience considerations into portfolio management and drive more investment into adaptation solutions.

The working group is mainly focused on;

  • A measurement framework and metrics for adaptation and resilience;
  • Sharing and promoting current and emerging investor practice and solutions; and
  • Practical tools for building resilience.

 

 

Chair

Eric Nietsch
Head of Sustainable Investing Asia, Manulife Investment Management

Contact

Nigel DeCoopman
Policy Manager, Energy Transition
Email Nigel

 

Evaluation Tools and Guidance

The group contributed to the compendium report of physical risks tools and service providers for Asian investors in 2021, and the Investor Expectations on National Adaptation Plans in Asia, which was brought to COP27 in late 2022.

 

Riding the wave of physical risks: A compendium of tools and service providers for investors in Asia

We produced a summary of 18 providers that offer tools and analytics covering Asian companies and geographies for physical risk, and several case studies showcasing outputs.

The tools are a mix of top-down and bottom-up analysis, supporting portfolio assessment, security selection, strategic and tactical asset allocation, risk management and regulatory reporting.

Investors should note there is significant growth in this industry with new service providers coming to market regularly and frequent updates made to existing tools.

 


Investor Expectations of National Adaptation Plans in Asia

Our members are committed to working closely with governments on achieving set targets through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

The members of AIGCC’s Physical Risks Working Group have put together a list of key asks from governments on the various elements of the National Adaptation Plan process.

These include basing national adaptation plans on scenario analysis, prioritising vulnerable communities, and ensuring corporate disclosure on physical risks.

Latest Physical Risk and Resilience News, Resources, and Events.

Key insights from Asia’s institutional investors on climate scenario analysis, decarbonisation, and fossil fuel policies

Meeting Notes | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | February 2024

In a memo written by investors for investors, 16 investors managing over USD 6 trillion in assets under management shared rare candid insights on the realities and challenges of addressing the climate crisis in their investment portfolios.

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Key Asian Banks’ Stress Tests Miss Coastal Threats, say Investors and Think Tank

21 August 2023

In an open letter to the sector AIGCC and CWR say banks’ stress tests should be enhanced to keep up with the latest science on the Asia Pacific’s high and rising exposure to climate damage and disruption from sea level rise.

2022 AIGCC Year In Review

Report | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | March 2023

In 2022 AIGCC recognised that investors in Asia need to rapidly accelerate their portfolio decarbonisation. Globally, net-zero commitments have become the base expectation. However, the focus for those climate commitments has quickly shifted from net zero by 2050, 2060 or 2070 to near-term milestones.

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