Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Many governments and businesses recognize the extent of the issue, but few feel equipped to fully quantify the impacts or to develop workable solutions in response to these challenges.
Four Twenty Seven as a mission-driven business that provides innovative tools and services to organizations seeking to understand climate impacts, assess risks to their operations or their stakeholders, and increase their resilience by developing and implementing climate adaptation measures.
Our team is constituted of unique combination of business risk analysts and climate adaptation experts who bring years of experience working on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the energy, industry, agricultural and food sector. And because climate change is too big a problem to be solved alone, we are proud to boast partnerships with world-class experts – scientists, engineers, planners, modelers and programmers – that we draw upon to best meet our customers’ needs.
Climate Change Risk Management
Whether in New York after Hurricane Sandy, in the Midwest or in California in the midst of the drought, small businesses and multinational corporations alike have experienced first-hand that climate change could bring unforeseen costs and very serious disruptions to businesses. They have also learned the hard way that preparedness made all the difference.
Four Twenty Seven provides integrated climate risk management solutions to help businesses understand how climate change will impact their value chain, map and quantify risks and opportunities, and develop a climate resilient strategy.
Supply Chain Climate Risk Application
Four Twenty Seven has partnered with Climate Earth to develop an enterprise-quality application enabling large corporations to quickly map and quantify global supply chain risks due to climate change. The Climate Change Risk Management (CCRM) application leverages climate indicators and country risk ratings developed by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), the world’s leading research index showing which countries are best prepared to deal with climate disruption and other global shifts.
Our one-stop offering will assist your business from risk assessment to adaptation planning and strategic engagement with internal stakeholders, investors, and customers.
Climate Adaptation Planning
Four Twenty Seven works with local government, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations to perform climate vulnerability assessment, develop climate adaptation plans, craft policy proposals, and build educational and outreach tools on climate change.
Traditionally, climate-related risks to communities and organizations are often evaluated through a restrictive, engineering-focused approach. In contrast, our approach integrates the three dimensions of sustainability – economy, populations, and environment – in the specific climate and non-climate related context (institutional, market, regulatory, etc.) of your community. Our approach provides a more inclusive and accurate assessment of both short and long term climate impacts.
Education and Communication
As climate change rises on the agenda of public authorities, governments and non-profit organizations seek to offer educational tools to help raise awareness and foster preparedness in their communities. Four Twenty Seven’s team of climate experts and educators have developed unique materials on how climate change will impact local communities, businesses and populations in California and across North America. We provide graphics, messages, and interactive tools to engage with key stakeholders and raise awareness within your community.