ASSESS Material Risks and Opportunities

Introduction

Leveraging the dependency and impact analysis developed in the EVALUATE phase of LEAP, analysts should then seek to identify how those impacts might translate into risks for the organisation. Risks identified as material should be disclosed in line with the TNFD’s ‘Strategy A’ draft disclosure recommendation.

The LEAP approach has also been designed to help organisations surface not just risks, but also potential commercial opportunities; either to eliminate or mitigate risks or to create new commercially valuable business models, products and services that contribute to nature positive outcomes for society. In this sense, the ‘L’, ‘E’ and ‘A’ phases of the process can play an important role in shaping a wide range of leadership decisions about strategy, growth and capital allocation, not just disclosure.

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Guiding Questions

Internal and External Tools to Support your analysis

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Suggested outputs from the ASSESS Phase

  1. A ‘long list’ of relevant nature-related risks and opportunities the organisation should act on.
  2. A matrix of material risks consistent with the enterprise management framework of the organisation (e.g. significance by sector, business line, location, value chain, etc).
  3. Executive Committee and Board level guidance outlining the organisation’s proposed nature-related risk management strategy.
  4. Executive Committee and Board level advice on ways to avoid, minimise and mitigate nature-related risks and identify nature-related opportunities for the organisation.