The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk

The Role of the BC Manager in Climate Risk

I was interviewed by the BCI in August 2022

Recently, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) interviewed me about The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk. They provided me with an opportunity to speak about the evolving role of Business Continuity (BC) professionals as it relates to environmental management and sustainability. The BCI’s Extreme Weather and Climate Change Report 2022 provided insight into the field’s current state and risk concerns. You can access an overview of the article and link to it on the BCI’s website below. Note: You must be a BCI member to access the article and research report. 

For more on this topic from me, I encourage you to read my blog, A Climate Of Change And Why Resilience Matters.

The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk

According to The BCI’s Extreme Weather and Climate Change Report 2022, most organizations have seen an increase in the number of severe weather events, but only a minority see this change as significant. This can result in the issue not being seen as a long-term threat and, as such, we see that less than half of organizations who responded to the survey for the report are actively addressing climate risk as part of their risk agenda.

While it is clear that practitioners in the Business Continuity (BC) and Resilience industry are aware of the risk, the question is how can they get it onto the risk agenda, increase awareness and prepare solutions. In this research paper, we will look at climate risk and the role of BC Managers and senior management in identifying this risk and addressing it. As part of this, we spoke with James Morris, Principle Consultant, Climate Risk & Resilience for Carbon Intelligence, and Ashley Goosman, founder of Disaster Empire.

Access the BCI website here to read the article.

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