Earth Knowledge Insight Services
Earth Knowledge Insight Services provide you with in-depth understanding of earth systems with models detecting past, present, and future insights that impact investment portfolios and company’s assets, supply chains and markets. This includes ESG, Climate-Biodiversity Risk Predictive Analytics. EK Insights incorporate more than 200 Global Change Indicators that assist you to isolate key risk factors which, when mitigated, create a far more sustainable and profitable company and investment. EK Indicators, from the earth’s subsurface to atmospheric, are led by EK Network’s President, Nobel and Expert Scientists who have decades of research and work understanding interacting with global change risks and opportunities. IPCC leadership led climate scenarios are the base of Earth Knowledge analytics and indicators map to ESG, Climate and Natural Capital recommended reporting standards such as TCFD, UN SDGs, EU Taxonomy, SASB, GRI and more.
Indicators in Action
A merger and acquisition event takes place on a portfolio, bringing new assets in the Netherlands into the picture. The fund manager re-evaluates the portfolio’s positions to determine the overall impact. Undertaking a simple climate risk stress test on the new assets would likely flag them as being high risk. Much of the Netherlands sits below sea level, making large parts of the country susceptible to flooding. An analysis based purely on climate change would therefore present bias which, in most cases, would encourage the fund manager to drop the assets in a bid to save costs in the long run. However, if you take a step back and consider all the other interacting facets of global change at play, it quickly becomes apparent that there is much more to this story.
EK’s Indicators give true context and insight to business decision-making, looking far beyond climate change alone. They consider primary direct indicators – climate, temperature, precipitation, wind and sea level rise – combined with secondary direct and indirect indicators – surface water runoff, chronic flooding, coastal and bay/estuary flooding; geology and landscape terrain. By looking at climate change with enlightening geological and landscape terrain context, the assets in the Netherlands can be seen in a truer light. That’s because the indicators show how the land has been redesigned to withstand sea level rise: a result of the ongoing natural solutions being implemented to restore and sustain the country’s coastal areas and mitigate damage. The result is a comprehensive view of exactly how all these factors interconnect to provide an accurate insight into the position of the assets. It allows the fund manager to see past the bias, identify the opportunities and make smarter investment decisions.