Climate Excellence

Can you see climate change coming before it overtakes you?

Trust in Transformation: Trust in a partner who helps you to recognise climate change early and make forward-looking directional decisions concerning your company.

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Gunther Dütsch

Gunther Dütsch
Partner, Sustainability Services at PwC Germany
Tel.: +49 40 6378-2505

PwC's “Climate Excellence tool” for climate scenario analyses

PwC's “Climate Excellence” tool for climate scenario analyses supports investors and companies in making their portfolios fit for the risks and opportunities of climate change. This enables them to realize increases in value, adequately manage risks, and set up a long-term sustainability strategy and compliant reporting.

1,5 °C

Global warming expected by 2030 according to the latest IPCC Climate Change Special Report.

26 %

more floods in Germany by 2050 with a warming of 3°C compared to 2020.

70 %

more heavy rain events with a warming of 2°C.

Climate change forces immediate action

Increasing occurrence of climate disasters

Climate change is becoming more drastic and the critical global warming mark of 1.5°C will already be reached by 2030, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Global warming is leading to increasingly frequent and severe weather extremes.Climate change and climate protection are having an ever greater impact on economic developments. They also entail major financial risks: From power plants that do not come on stream, to the electrification of individual transport, to the increasing energy requirements for buildings.

More and more complex regulations

The pressure to act on the part of politicians is increasing. The EU is supposed to be climate-neutral by 2050. This is a joint effort that requires a radical turnaround - also for companies.

Regulators such as the European Central Bank (ECB), the U.K. Financial Services Authority (PRA), and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), as well as regulators, are emphasizing the importance of this recommendation, for example in the ECB's Consultation Paper on Climate Risks and the Guidance on Non-Financial Reporting. Enhanced reporting is already shaping the risk management requirements and strategy of financial institutions and the real economy. Numerous new regulations are expected in the near future.

1 trillion US $

cost hit for the impact of the climate crisis for the world's 215 largest companies.

43 trillion US $

worth of fixed assets at risk by 2100.

256 billion €

investment per year.

Video series: ECB Climate Risk Stress Test

In this video series we give you a comprehensive overview of the current and essential aspects of the ECB Climate Risk Stress Test 2022.

View the video series on YouTube

Climate risks are expensive

Financial experts predict that climate change could put $43 trillion worth of fixed assets at risk by the end of the century.  According to a CDP study, the world's 215 largest companies put the impact of climate risks on their businesses at nearly US$1 trillion - many of which are likely to come due within the next three years. This is due to dynamic market conditions, physical impacts and increasing regulation. To meet climate and energy targets by 2030, the EU Commission expects an annual investment of up to €260 billion per year.

Increasing pressure from stakeholders

How can companies maintain their "license to operate" and prove themselves in rapidly changing markets? The EU Action Plan, the Network for Greening the Financial System and other stakeholders are increasing the pressure to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities. Society, politicians, suppliers, investors and customers are increasingly demanding more transparency and action.

“Climate change is changing the way we know how to do business. In the future, every company will have to consider the risks and opportunities from these changes in its strategy.”

Gunther Dütsch, Partner, Sustainability Services at PwC Germany

Climate Excellence Tool

Making climate risks and opportunities transparent and assessing them with Climate Excellence. 

Many questions arise with regard to climate change and possible impacts:

  • How will climate risks affect my portfolio or my company financially in the future?
  • How can I protect myself against these risks?
  • How do I exploit future potential as a value driver?
  • Where do I stand in comparison to the competition?
  • How can I efficiently implement the recommendations of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Disclosure), the supervisory authorities and the Guidelines on non-financial reporting in my reporting?

The PwC Climate Excellence tool helps you answer these questions quickly and reliably. The tool's scenario analyses give you maximum transparency on your portfolios by visualizing financial impacts of climate change.

Climate-related opportunities and risks are calculated on the basis of various climate scenarios and energy system models. Climate transition risks are taken into account, such as changing prices, demand, technological advances or regulation and physical risks are taken into account. We analyse seven hazards that are particularly relevant for the analysis of physical climate risks according to the TCFD. Heat waves, floods. Thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, forest fires, drought, sea level rise.

Climate Excellence offers a broad overview with just one click

How does Climate Excellence help me?

Climate Excellence is already equally suitable for both the financial and the real economy. The aim of the tool is to cover all industries and sectors in detail. For this reason, PwC will regularly publish new modules in a rapid release rhythm. You will always find news about the releases on this website and on our social media channels.

Customer feedback and use cases


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Climate Excellence in a nutshell

Individual analysis of your portfolio

You receive an overview of underlying technological changes, demand and price changes, and various regulatory measures per scenario for the individual area of interest.

Different scenario options to choose from

Choose from different climate scenarios from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and discover the different impacts of each scenario on your portfolio

  • 3 degrees-Celsius Stated Policies Scenario (STEPS)
  • below 2 degrees-Celsius Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS)
  • 1.5 degrees-Celsius Net Zero Emissions by 2050 (NZE2050)
  • NGFS scenarios as a supplement

Use the detailed descriptions of the scenarios and risk drivers to better understand the results of the risk analysis.

Comprehensive coverage

Analysis of up to 120,000 listed securities in over 50 countries based on many financial parameters.

Broad data base

Validated databases on investment structures, technology optimization options, efficiency gains, and asset, technology, and energy costs.

“In the future, every company will have to consider the risks and opportunities of climate change in its strategy. Risk identification and assessment is the first important step.”

Gunther Dütsch, Partner, Sustainability Services at PwC Germany
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Gunther Dütsch

Gunther Dütsch

Partner, Sustainability Services & Climate Risk, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 40 6378-2505