How can risk management help business build a sustainable economy ?
The EU is strongly supporting the transition to a low-carbon, more resource-efficient and sustainable economy and it has been at the forefront of efforts to build a financial system that supports sustainable growth.
By supporting professional risk management practices, the EU will help prepare businesses for a sustainable future. Adaptation to climate change will involve embedding this issue into the business models of organisations. Professional risk management can support this objective with a widely recognised methodology.
For this panel, FERMA will gather :
Steven Tebbe, Managing Director of CDP Europe, the regional hub of a global non-profit helping investors, companies and cities assess their environmental impact and take urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy.
»Disclosing the risks (and opportunities) related to sustainability is the critical first step to seeing where actions can be taken. This transparency is the very bedrock for action »
Rodney Irwin is the Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva. In this role, Rodney is responsible for a program of projects designed to advance the measurement and valuation of Environmental Social Governance impacts and dependencies on business.
Yvon Slingenberg is Director in DG Climate Action of the European Commission, responsible for International climate negotiations and mainstreaming of climate issues in EU policies.