Climate Change Consulting

Climate change and extreme weather events pose challenges for businesses all over the globe—with the potential for extensive economic and social impacts. We help organizations meet the challenges of safeguarding their assets and the public against the damaging consequences of climate change while building sustainable operations for a sustainable world.

How Exponent Can Help

Exponent offers strategic, multi-disciplinary services to public and private sector stakeholders seeking to assess the risks of climate factors and to mitigate those risks and their potential consequences. Our broad expertise across numerous engineering disciplines, public health, ecological and environmental sciences, hydrology, natural resource damage assessment, and restoration and mitigation analysis gives our clients access to an unparalleled wealth of skills and resources that can help any industry build unique solutions to unprecedented challenges.
Our Pillars – The Cornerstones of Exponent’s Climate Change Capabilities

Physical Risks

Rigorous hazard and risk assessments that inform current response efforts and help prevent future failures and financial losses across corporate assets, infrastructure, and supply chains.

Liability Risk and Damages

Detailed analyses and interdisciplinary investigations of the potential consequences of climate change and extreme weather events, including asset integrity, failures and accidents, human and ecological risks, and liabilities related to operations, chemical releases, wildfires, and more.

Transitional and Regulatory Risk

Climate change factors are causing companies to transition their approaches to markets and customers, energy sources, water resources, and supply chains. Climate-driven regulatory changes will also create uncertainties and needs to transition operational and compliance approaches. Exponent provides strategic advice on and analyses of these transitional risks and impacts, including assessments of water supplies, product material alternatives, capital project impacts, and transitions to low-carbon energy supplies. Examples include assessments of clean energy technologies, water resiliency, use of nature-based solutions, and technical support to designers and investors in reviewing and optimizing the safety, sustainability, and efficacy of projects.

Resilience and Adaptation

Develop options related to fabricated and natural resilience support for infrastructure, response planning, water resource management, and adapting to overall potential climate and extreme weather impacts, including feasibility, cost, and benefits of mitigation plans and restoration projects.