Munich Re’s Climate Financial Impact Edition
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Munich Re’s
Climate Financial Impact Edition

Climate change has serious impacts - financial ones too. Better be prepared

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    Be prepared for the financial impact of climate change. Make sure you can not only assess and understand natural disaster risks such as hurricanes, extratropical storms, floods, storm surges etc. up to the year 2100 by using different climate change scenarios representing the impacts of global warming. And find out what this could cost you.




    In 2023 natural hazards caused a total global loss of around US$ 250 billion.* What is striking is that rising temperatures can result in more frequent and intense weather events, leading to higher losses. 140 natural disaster events caused damage of more than 100 million US$ each*. 

    *Source: Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE, January 2024


    Success is not a matter of chance, but the sum total of the right decisions. 

    Climate change has once again fundamentally altered the influencing factors. To make the right decisions under these new conditions, you need to be able to reliably assess not only how climate risks could affect your investments or assets, but also to what financial extent. 

    With Climate Financial Impact Edition you can integrate your exposure to these risks into your financial projections, based on solid financial metrics from the world’s largest reinsurer*, and obtain a detailed assessment of the direct financial impact on your operational, market and credit risks. Using a variety of metrics, you can analyse opportunities and risks from different perspectives to identify the most vulnerable assets and make adjustments to improve your portfolio’s resilience to climate risks.

    *Source: Largest Global Reinsurance Groups in the World 2024, 
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    How to anticipate and avoid financial losses from climate risks with Climate Financial Impact Edition

    Benefit from the integration of climate-related financial risk data into your business processes and decisions.

    • Stay ahead of the game: Financial figures indicating the expected losses from various climate risks allow you to measure the risks posed by natural disasters and climate change in monetary terms and to assess them in advance.
    • Reduce the risk of revenue losses and reputational damage: Identify potential risks from climate change before they impact on your assets and portfolios to proactively steer your investments towards more profitable and secure returns – now and in the future.
    • Keep an eye on the future of your business: With Climate Financial Impact Edition you can not only protect your business by anticipating the potential financial impact of natural disasters on your business, but also assess how markets are changing and where new opportunities are emerging for your company.
    • Act before financial damage materialises: Thanks to Climate Financial Impact Edition, you can easily identify areas of high risk concentration and assess the financial impact of the expected damage to your investments and mitigate risks before they materialise.
    • Invest safely: Check the risks relating to individual assets or entire portfolios using Munich Re’s set of global warming scenarios, looking up to 80 years into the future.
    • Demonstrate outstanding performance: Prove your commitment to the success of your business by improving your performance and results (e.g. profitability, loss ratio/ probability of default) through sound data analysis.
    • Become attractive for investors and clients: Thanks to your improved ESG and risk strategy, you will boost confidence in your business and your company. 


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    Join our expert webinar on 25 June at 16:00
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    In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, understanding and managing climate risks and quantifying their financial impact is paramount.

    Expert webinar on the financial impact of climate change

    Financial impact metrics you can rely on 

    There are three key metrics to help you do this. Climate Expected Loss, which allows you to quantify the expected annual loss from physical property damage. 1-in-100 Year Damage, which indicates the expected level of damage to an affected asset in a 1-in-100 year event. And 1-in-100 Year Hazard Intensities, which reflect the hazard intensity in a 1-in-100 year event.

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    Climate Expected Loss 

    Climate Expected Loss (CEL) is the average annual expected loss per year due to physical damage to buildings and their contents due to specific weather-related natural hazard events. It allows you to understand the expected asset value deterioration per year, to make informed decisions on whether and what kind of risk transfer is required, and to determine if specific investments make sense from a financial perspective. 


    Calculating Climate Expected Loss (example: River Flood)

    Hazard intensity and building vulnerability form the basis for the calculated expected loss

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    1-in-100 Year Damage

    The 1-in-100 Year Damage metric measures the damage degree to an affected asset at a location-specific hazard intensity with a return period of 100 years. This metric indicates the extent of damage to the asset, expressed as a percentage of its value, ranging from 0% to 100% (representing none to total destruction).

    1-in-100 Year Hazard Intensities

    1-in-100 Year Hazard Intensities provide quantifiable measures of the intensity of events with a return period of 100 years, such as flood inundation depths and peak wind speeds.

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    With the comprehensive financial indicators in Climate Financial Impact Edition, our clients can now also quantify the potential financial impact of climate change on their investments and assets, based on climate-related expected loss values, and take appropriate countermeasures in a timely manner according to their risk appetite.
    Adrien Blanot
    Senior Project Manager Climate Risk, Munich Re

    Industries that benefit in particular

    The integration of Climate Financial Impact Edition enables you to price underwriting risks appropriately and set up a profitable portfolio by integrating the financial impact of climate-related risks into your pricing and underwriting decisions. Assess potential losses resulting from high-intensity, low-frequency events to establish a reinsurance programme and determine the necessary capital requirements. The financial view enables you to disclose your exposure to physical climate risks with confidence and to comply with regulatory requirements while maintaining transparency.
    Minimising the credit risk associated with creditor or investment default by incorporating the financial impact of climate-related risks for improved risk selection during the loan approval process will enable you to actively avoid losses and contribute to the greater profitability of your business. The financial metrics ensure that you’re well prepared for heightened disclosure requirements, such as Pillar 3 reporting.
    Protect your profitable real estate portfolio in the face of rising climate risks, for both new acquisitions and existing assets. Climate Financial Impact Edition provides the information you need to make sound investments, ensure operational asset maintenance under current and future climate conditions, and prevent future depreciation. Whether you are a property owner or a property manager, you can now adjust your asset valuations by stressing your Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) models to assess financial impact from physical climate risk and achieve the desired return on investment.
    The resilient operational capability of all office and production facilities is essential for the success of every manufacturing company. Secure the future resilience of your company by assessing the expected financial damage from climate risks across all your operating sites with Climate Financial Impact Edition. This will enable you to implement effective risk mitigation strategies such as securing future operations and determining the necessary insurance coverage for any detected vulnerabilities.
    Ensuring the resilient operational capability of office facilities is crucial for the success of service providers. Secure the future resilience of your offices and necessary infrastructure by utilising Climate Financial Impact Edition. This tool assesses the anticipated financial losses from climate risks across all locations, enabling you to implement effective risk mitigation strategies. These include safeguarding future operations and identifying required insurance coverage for any identified vulnerabilities.

    For further information simply download our  “Climate Financial Impact Edition” brochure!

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