Microsoft and HSO enable you to manage your business sustainably

Climate change poses financial risks: natural disasters and global political factors, supply shortages and failures, influence on the value of companies and share prices, monitoring of risks and disclosure of information. In this whitepaper, we take a closer look at these and how to manage them.

Climate change poses financial risks

  • 1

    Natural disasters and global political factors

    Climate change affects the security of every industrial sector through physical risks - especially extreme weather events. The influencing factors of physical risks and transition risks* influence economic activities.

  • 2

    Delivery bottlenecks and failures

    These risks also affect the resilience of companies’ business models in the medium to long term. This is particularly true for companies whose business models depend on sectors and markets that are particularly vulnerable to climate and environmental risks.

  • 3

    Influence on the value of companies and share prices

    These effects can occur directly (e.g. in the form of lower corporate profitability or loss of asset value) or indirectly in the form of macroeconomic changes.

  • 4

    Monitoring risks and disclosing information

    The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive - passed by the EU in November 2022 - changes the scope and nature of companies' sustainability reporting. This significantly expands existing regulations for non-financial reporting.

* Management must evaluate different divisions and industries in which they operate. It is important to consider what financing needs to be developed in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

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