Podcast

Risk in Context Podcast: Catastrophe and Climate Resilience

Marsh’s Renata Elias, Bev Adams, and Rich Wall discuss how companies can become more to the effects of natural catastrophes and climate change.

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Natural catastrophes can be costly and deadly. But in seeking to become more resilient, businesses must consider not only today’s catastrophes but also the long-term effects of climate change.

This episode of Marsh’s Risk in Context podcast features Marsh’s Renata Elias, Bev Adams, and Rich Wall on how companies can become more resilient to the effects of natural catastrophes and climate change.

Key takeaways

How businesses can protect against effects of natural catastrophes

Designing more resilient structures, implementing programs to safeguard employees, and other actions can help businesses protect against the effects of natural catastrophes while also enabling them to better respond to the long-term effects of climate change.

Risk professionals' role in addressing climate impacts

Risk professionals have an important role to play in addressing climate impacts and are well-positioned to do so given their familiarity with modeling, scenario testing, and other tools and techniques.

Focus on assessing risks to catastrophic perils

Businesses should focus on assessing their risk to catastrophic perils now while also considering how to add climate risk considerations to existing efforts.

About our speakers

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Renata Elias

Senior Vice President, Marsh Advisory

  • United States

Renata Elias is a Senior Engagement Lead within Marsh Advisory’s Strategic Risk Consulting Practice. She provides counsel and support to clients across a range of industries on organizational resilience including crisis management, emergency response, workplace violence, crisis communications, business continuity, pandemic response planning, reputational risk, and disaster and crisis response.

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Dr. Beverley Adams

Consulting Director and Head of Climate and Catastrophe Resilience, Marsh Advisory

  • United Kingdom

Dr. Beverley Adams is the Head of Climate and Catastrophe Resilience within Marsh Advisory's Strategic Risk Consulting Practice. She works with Marsh clients across all industries, captive insurers, and governments to make smarter decisions to manage climate and catastrophe risk. Her current projects include climate adaptation, flood resilience, coastal erosion risk, and mass nuclear and energy claims management.

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Richmond Wall

Head of Natural Hazards Consulting, Marsh Advisory

  • United States

Richmond Wall is the Head of Natural Hazards Consulting within Marsh Advisory. He leads Marsh’s CatDQ team, using his expertise in construction and engineering, to develop high-quality data for Marsh’s clients to use in modeling. He has 28 years of risk management engineering experience, specialising in catastrophic natural hazards consulting, business continuity planning, and property risk control.