Peter Hearn, Guy Carpenter
7 July 2021News

Guy Carpenter unveils suite of climate advisory and modeling services

Guy Carpenter & Company has launched a suite of climate advisory and modeling services to help its clients integrate robust climate change strategies into their environmental, social and governance (ESG) programmes.

Guy Carpenter emphasised the impact that climate change is having on the frequency and severity of natural catastrophe perils, and the pressure companies are under to transition to a less polluting and lower-carbon economy. This twin challenge is creating both transition risk and potential liability risk, it explained.

To help clients navigate these challenges Guy Carpenter has established an integrated range of services designed to address multiple facets of physical and liability risk, leveraging services from across the Marsh McLennan group, including Marsh, Oliver Wyman and Mercer. These services include: physical risk modeling; risk governance and regulation advice; risk transfer; advice on public risk transfer solutions and public/private partnerships; and insurance solutions.

Peter Hearn, chief executive officer at Guy Carpenter, said: “The myriad challenges resulting from climate change have initiated action, with early adopters seeking to demonstrate best-in-class responses to these issues. To reach that level, clients must gain clarity around critical areas such as their physical exposure to climate risk, how they manage transition risk, how they address potential liability risk, and how they underwrite towards greener outcomes. By offering this wide spectrum of climate-focused services and collaborating with the wider Marsh McLennan businesses, we can help our clients achieve that clarity.”

Dean Klisura, president of Guy Carpenter, said: “Managing climate risk is becoming an increasingly prominent component of an organisation’s overarching ESG approach, with the majority of our clients expressing a strong desire to develop robust strategies on this front. As the direct impacts of a shifting climate reverberate through our industry, Guy Carpenter is working to provide our clients with the foundations necessary to build resilience, ensuring that they are in turn able to deliver for their clients during this transformative period for our planet.”