Strategy, policy and financing advice

The changing climate is presenting complex management challenges for business. There are both physical impacts to be assessed and risks arising from climate policy shifts and a decarbonising economy. Energetics' strategy and policy experts offer strategic planning, risk assessment and adaptation frameworks which draw on our insights into policy and regulatory settings, as well as the commercial, financial and technical knowledge gained over 35 years working across all sectors of the Australian economy.

Climate risk identification and strategy development: We help businesses understand their exposure to climate risks and incorporate climate change into their risk management frameworks and overall business strategy. Using the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) framework, we provide assessments for:

  • Physical risks: Energetics has modeled climate impacts though to 2060 across Australia for the agricultural sector and down to a 5km grid. Our innovative approach engages with climate science to understand the effects on assets, productivity and profitability. 
  • Transition risks: When assessing transition risks, Energetics draws on scenario analysis to identify and document risks, with a range of time bound modelling (dependent upon specific requirements). This analysis enables the consideration of the impacts and potential for:
    • fragmented or coordinated climate policy, including State and national coordination, and national and global consistency and the impact on growth, productivity, and costs to Defence
    • exposure to legal risk as a result of failure to mitigate, adapt, and disclose climate-related risks
    • exposure to technological risk across operations and supply chain. 
  • Adaptation pathways: using impact models we consider both available measures and allow for future technologies not yet developed; projected to be available around 2035. We develop adaptation uptake curves based on productivity improvements, as well as costs and time to implement.

Emissions reduction target setting: We help businesses develop science-based targets (SBTs) in line with the global climate action framework and national climate goals.

Energy investment due diligence: For major investment decisions impacted by climate change and the decarbonisation of energy generation, Energetics models the full range of project risks from technical and implementation issues, current and probable future policy and regulatory settings, likely physical impacts of a changing environment, investment trends and the outlook for energy markets, financing options and social activism. 

Policy development and advice: Energetics advises all levels of government on climate change and energy productivity policies and programs for business.

Project financing advice: Energetics assesses the full range of financing options with no conflict of interest. We accurately scope an emissions reduction or energy project's requirements, drawing on more than 30 years’ experience in operational energy management.

Training, stakeholder engagement and capacity building: Our capacity building workshop program enhances the skills of key employees and drives a culture of energy management and emissions reduction excellence.

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