Our Work

At Verisk, our work, strategy, and investments are helping to address the high degree of stakeholder interest in understanding and mitigating the implications of climate change on people, property, and financial assets.

 

Verisk businesses focus on these critical areas:

Understanding Risk

Verisk professionals in multiple disciplines conduct research to better understand the global and hydrometeorological environment and develop sophisticated simulation models to capture how natural catastrophes behave and affect the built environment. We’re studying how to improve agricultural models that account for the effect of weather on crop yields. We’ve also published research highlighting the physical risks posed by climate change on the world’s most agriculturally dependent countries.

Promoting Resilience

We help government and nongovernment organizations identify vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, understand potential social and economic impacts, and inform risk transfer and mitigation strategies to strengthen emergency management programs. And we continue to assess building codes throughout the United States and grade communities on adoption and enforcement—proven ways to help reduce financial losses and the social impact of natural disasters on communities.

Providing Energy Intelligence

Verisk has expanded its presence in the next-generation electricity and renewables sector by acquiring market-leading companies with unique knowledge of supply chains and investment trends in areas such as solar and wind power, energy storage, and smart grids.

 
WHITE PAPER

AIR and AER collaborated on a white paper for the insurance industry that synthesizes the current scientific research on the impact of climate change on various types of extreme events. The paper forecasts an increase in the overall number of catastrophes in the years to come, with the worst storms becoming even more intense. Read Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Weather.