Financial and corporate sentiment has tipped with growing regulatory, investor and wider pressures on climate and FOMA on future market developments, trends and opportunities. What is less well known is the role that policymakers and regulators see for the financial sector as stewards of the whole economy, net zero resilient transition. Updated risk frameworks and the reinterpretation of mandates in a Climate Emergency will provide the means to shape the dynamics of credit, investment, insurance markets and regulatory capital to align with current and future climate risks. This climate-energy / risk-sustainability system reset offers opportunities and disruption for incumbents and new entrants. In 2012-2015 Rowan was involved in the early stages of what has become mainstream climate stress testing, disclosure and TCFD, in this seminar he will look ahead to how the next chapter may unfold to 2030 and beyond.
Rowan Douglas is the Head of Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson, supporting the management, regulation and financing of risks from climate, terrorism, cyber and other perils. Previously, he served on the Board of the Group's reinsurance division, Willis Re, as CEO Global Analytics and was appointed onto the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science & Technology 2011-2016. He founded the Insurance Development Forum with the World Bank, UN and global industry leaders in 2015 to address the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreements. He was made CBE in 2016 for services to the economy through risk, insurance and sustainable growth.