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The Importance of Financial Quantification of Climate Risk

By, Diya Sawhny, Managing Director of Climate Strategy and Marketing & Viola Lutz, Senior Director of Climate Strategy, Moody's

In these two Moody’s video interviews, Diya Sawhny, Managing Director of Climate Strategy and Marketing and Viola Lutz, Senior Director of Climate Strategy share perspective on the importance of financial quantification of climate risk in translating the challenges and opportunities into actionable insight for decision-making.

“Climate change is one of the major structural changes forcing organizations to rethink risk worldwide. As decision-makers seek insights to shift from a mode of understanding climate risk to action Moody’s is focused on providing the financial quantification of physical, transition, and integrated risks as necessary to prioritize opportunities and navigate future climate pathways.”

– Diya Sawhny, MD, Moody’s

Watch the interviews below:


About Moody's

Built on more than 100 years of experience, Moody’s research and insights provides transparent, rigorous, comprehensive, and independent perspectives on interconnected risks and opportunities. Moody’s on Climate delivers insight on physical and transition risks with unique perspective on the interconnected impacts on global debt markets, credit, and broad financial implications. Our solutions are designed to complement your existing risk management workflows to deliver the insight you need today, and the expanding risk insight necessary in an uncertain climate future. Our DNA is financial intelligence and our investments have amplified our offerings with data, modeling, and expertise for financial quantification of climate risk to help you make better, faster decisions.

About the Diya Sawhny

Diya Sawhny is Managing Director and Head of Strategy & Marketing. Most recently she was MD for Acquisition Programs at Moody’s Analytics. She has also previously been responsible for public policy engagement for Climate and ESG, and for leading Moody’s Investors Services’ Innovation activities. Diya joined Moody’s in late 2013 with experience in a variety of roles within financial services. Diya started her career in investment banking at Citigroup and Bank of America Securities. A graduate of St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi, India with a B.A., Diya also holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business of New York University.

About Viola Lutz

Viola Lutz is a Senior Director, Climate Strategy, with Moody's Analytics. In her role she helps drive climate positioning across Moody’s Analytics operating units. Prior to joining Moody’s, Viola was Executive Director, Head of Climate Solutions, at ISS ESG, the unit of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) that helps financial market participants to understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks and opportunities across all asset classes. Viola holds a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.


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