Overcoming obstacles to find opportunities in climate change
There is overwhelming global consensus among the scientific community that rising global temperatures are directly correlated with increasing GHG emissions in the atmosphere. While many countries have signed the Paris Agreement, committing to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2050, and target 1.5°C, current action indicates that we won’t be able to do enough to reverse the physical threat. We can therefore expect to see turbulent, unpredictable weather conditions wreaking havoc in our natural environment and built infrastructure. Delayed attempts to mitigate these events could lead to an abrupt shift away from high-GHG-emitting industries, with a significantly greater negative impact on the economy compared to a planned, gradual shift.
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Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services
Susan supports clients with strategies to maximize positive social and environmental impacts of projects, investments and other activities. She specializes in environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management, including climate change risks and the development of investment opportunities through innovative financing structures for low carbon energy technologies at different stages of commercialization. Susan has also developed value creation strategies, climate change action plans and multisectoral partnerships and collaboration, as well as conducted climate and sustainability-related financial due diligence for companies in the finance, energy, mining, and infrastructure sectors.