Building the Financial Business Case for Resilience
The Department of Energy launched the Finance and Resilience Initiative in 2019. The main outcome of this work is the Finance and Resilience Roadmap—a set of resources and case studies designed to help commercial building owners measure, manage, and mitigate risks associated with climate change and resilience. The Building the Financial Business Case for Resilience Fact Sheet introduces the Roadmap and reviews key concepts, with a focus on the business case for resilience. The Challenges of Resilience defines resilience and discusses recent trends in climate and weather risks. Understanding and Measuring Risk outlines key aspects of resilience risk and describes innovative tools and methodologies for measuring it. Talking to Your CFO discusses how to quantify and articulate the financial business case for resilience improvements in a way that stakeholders can easily understand. Finally, Next Steps describes where to go from here to begin building a resilience roadmap for your organization—including four other resources to help you get started.
BETTER BUILDINGS CASE STUDIES
Learn how Better Buildings partners successfully made the financial business case for resilience.
- Principal Real Estate Investors Climate Risk Assessment
Principal Real Estate Investors engaged in a pilot climate risk assessment for one of its private equity funds. The assessment evaluated Principal assets across different forms of climate-related risks, allowing the team to identify areas for further research and to take appropriate risk mitigation, disaster preparedness, and operational actions to improve resilience.