Building a Framework for Managing Climate-Related
Damage Potential

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm EDT
RIMS Member FREE | Non-member $50

Sponsored by Beazley


Climate change continues to disrupt local economies. Losses from record temperatures and devastating storms are now billion-dollar events. The research community has produced a wealth of historical simulations and future projections of climate extremes, but simply generating future climate scenarios is not enough to support resiliency. Companies need reliable and actionable climate modelling tools to manage the long-term exposure to assets and supply chains.

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  • How scientists generate the necessary data to evaluate climate risk
  • How weather thresholds influence the economy and business decisions
  • How climate risk models combined with robust geo-reference data platforms can help manage portfolio-level vulnerabilities


Nicholas Pearson

Nicholas Pearson
Underwriter, Environmental

Willy Accame

Willy Accame
Director of Risk Management
Panattoni Development Company, Inc.
Industry Advisor
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Who Should Attend

Risk professionals, supply chain managers, business leaders, and operational officers.

About the Speakers

Nicholas Pearson

Nicholas joined Beazley's Environmental Product team in July of 2010. Nicholas is underwriting risks with a focus on fixed site environmental liability (operational and transactional), and pollution and professional liability business for contractors and service firms within the US, Canada and the Rest of the World. Nicholas has a BSc (Eng) Engineering with Environmental Science from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and a MSc in Environmental Management and Technology from Oxford Brookes University. Prior to joining Beazley, Nicholas worked for seven years as an Environmental Consultant in both the US & UK and three years as an Specialty Lines underwriter with a major international insurer.

Willy Accame

At Panattoni Development Company, Willy oversees the implementation of initiatives consistent with the company's commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. He manages risk throughout Panattoni’s operations in 13 countries and advises on the acquisition and development of properties with environmental challenges. Willy also serves as Industry Advisor at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) where he is part of the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes (C3WE). He formerly served as the Industry Liaison for climate adaptation at the University of Maryland’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), contributed to The Royal Society’s Human Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters study, and participated in the launch of the Climate Data Initiative at the White House under the Obama administration. His work has helped advance climate resilience by bridging communication between private industry and climate scientists in the United States and Europe.

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