The news in 2021 has highlighted climate change like never before. Storms and hurricanes wreaked havoc across the US as far north as New York. Floods in Germany and temperature records across the globe were smashed. Public opinion has shifted towards a demand for more action. In Germany the Green Party looks set to play … Continue reading “A Guide to Climate Tech Finance”
The verdant hills of Tizi Ouzou in Northern Eastern Algeria are normally covered in olive trees and scattered with small villages. But in August 2021 the region was engulfed by multiple forest fires which reduced the trees and villages to ashes. The Algerian government were unprepared and despite a large military budget was forced to … Continue reading “Nature’s Fury: How can the world prepare for more natural disasters”
Tiny brightly coloured microbes live in Yellowstone park’s volcanic springs which can thrive in incredibly hot temperatures up to 235 C. These so called extremophiles are bright yellow, orange, blue and survive and by turning light into energy. Scientists have long been fascinated by their unique habitat and properties. The microbes caught the eye of … Continue reading “A Guide to Climate Tech: How Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurs Can Build a Zero Carbon World”
2020 was a devastating year for flooding across Africa. The Nile rose to its highest levels in half a century and Ethiopia and Sudan saw large areas swamped with water devastating farms and rural areas. Many African cities are ill prepared for natural disasters and with the continent’s urban population rising fast floods will increasingly … Continue reading “The Machine Learning Revolution: How it can be used in the fight against Climate change”
Geotechnology issues are a growing global risk for multinationals. I examine what does geotechnology risk entail and how can it be managed effectively. In 2020 the UK ordered the removal of all Huawei infrastructure across the country by 2027 . Initially the UK had welcomed Huawei’s investment, but warnings from parliament, the intelligence services and … Continue reading “When Technology and Politics Collide: How to Manage Geotechnology Risk”
The widespread destruction and despoliation of nature is increasingly recognised as a global risk. Humans are reliant on clean water, air and the natural world to support our way of life. Arable land, oceans teeming with fish and forests full of life are just some of the things we take for granted but are under … Continue reading “Rebuilding the Living World: How to Act on Nature Related Risk”
The convergence of key technologies, the existential global risks that climate change present as well as fast emerging government policies are creating a new climate economy. What does this mean? The climate economy means companies creating goods and services which drive decarbonatization. Climate will become the new lens through which all activities are viewed and … Continue reading “How Risk, Regulation and Technology are Forging a New Climate Economy”
Why Create a Taxonomy? The 2015 Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were created to tackle world’s biggest global risk – climate change. But these agreements created a problem. Plans to decarbonise economies had to actually be put into action. So the EU Commission developed the Action Plan for Sustainable Development and then … Continue reading “Quick Guide: The EU Taxonomy on sustainable finance & why it is important”
My latest article published in ‘PRMIA Intelligent Risk – April, 2021 ‘COVID’s impact on cyber and operational risks looks at how corporate resilience has evolved in the face of a major global pandemic. Covid represented an unprecedented global risk factor and a major test of corporate resilience. The Dragonslayer App matches your personality to different travel experiences … Continue reading “Corporate Resilience and the Pandemic”
Food security and the dangers of a hungry population are a major global risk and geopolitical flashpoint. Corn, rice, soy, coffee, copper, iron, nickel, crude oil, natural gas and propane are just a few of commodities traded in huge Supertanker sizes quantities across the world. Commodity trading is worth billions a year and is a … Continue reading “Geopolitical Aftershock: Climate Change and Commodities”
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