Global warming and extreme weather investment risks

Quintin George Rayer, Peter Pfleiderer, Karsten Haustein

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Environmentally focused investors often consider climate risks. However, potential liabilities for damages from extreme weather events due to emissions from carbon-intensive sectors present risks that may not be reflected in current share prices. Given the devastation of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, it is worth asking how close we are to some companies or sectors being held liable, at least partially, for their activities. The answer may be that this is closer than many expect. The evolving field of extreme weather event-attribution serves as a good example of how new science can both raise thought-provoking and important questions regarding the appropriate actions of both investors and companies under a changing climate, and answer them with increasing confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventEmerging Risks in Finance: Challenges and Opportunities for Investors, Institutions and Regulators.: Conference and Joint Academic/Practitioner Workshop - Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Sep 202021 Sep 2020


ConferenceEmerging Risks in Finance: Challenges and Opportunities for Investors, Institutions and Regulators.
OtherPresented by: Thomas Walker and Dieter Gramlich

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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