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 a range of topics, including 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 and rising temperatures on emerging economies and 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.

 
Making the Case for Stronger Building Codes

Leading organizations joined ISO and AIR in contributing research, data, and case studies to the 2019 edition of ISO’s National Building Code Assessment Report. It highlights results by state, providing essential information for policymakers, insurers, municipal building officials, fire and emergency services departments, resilience organizations, and others with an interest in reducing the devastating costs and human toll of natural disasters. Read ISO’s National Building Code Assessment Report.