January 23, 2022
In 2021, Demex launched the Demex Climate Center, a free public resource for at-a-glance, easy-to-understand analysis of localized climate. You can review weather variables including summer-heat, winter-chill, rainfall, and snowfall. The Climate Center analyzes the climate at any city on the globe.
Today, we’re excited to launch an update to the Climate Center that focuses on assessments for all major hotels globally.
What’s your weather?
Extreme weather poses risk to the hospitality industry, whether from wet days on the lake or from snow droughts on the slopes.
With the Demex Climate Center, individual risks can be localized and assessed at every hotel and resort in the world.
For example, the Palace View Resort in Branson, Missouri, is getting much wetter in the springtime with much more year-to-year variability.
Compare this to the Four Seasons Resort in Vail, Colorado, where winter snow is strongly decreasing, along with much more year-to-year variability.
Over the last several decades, we have seen dramatic and unprecedented spikes in volatile weather. Thanks to increasingly precise data sets, a larger volume of historical data, and new technology allowing us to rapidly analyze hundreds of millions of data points, we can now pinpoint how climate change impacts local areas – and what you can do about it.
The Demex Climate Center crunches data from weather sensors and weather models around the world. We leverage decades of this data to analyze the latest changes in climate. We consider both trend and variability to extract meaning for how weather risks impact businesses, no matter where they are located.
Why did we build this?
We developed the Climate Center to democratize the ability to assess risk for events such as flooding rain, severe heat, and massive snowstorms. We aim to level the playing field between risk holders, risk intermediaries, and risk carriers.
For interested clients, our Climate Risk Appraisals build even more sophisticated and comprehensive assessments of localized, individual climate risks that are linked to first-party financial data.
Once risks are appraised, they can be protected. One of Demex’s core offerings is extreme weather parametric insurance. With a parametric policy, a parameter of interest – like snowfall, precipitation, or temperature – is insured at a measured threshold and policyholders are automatically paid a claim when the threshold is exceeded. For hotels with climate risk, parametric policies can compensate the higher electricity costs linked to producing artificial snow during a mild winter or lost revenue linked to outdoor equipment rentals in a soggy summer.
Climate change is driving weather patterns to become increasingly unstable and presents shifting risks for businesses. In response, more and more companies are examining their exposure to climate-related risks. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alongside other government agencies, credit rating agencies, investors, and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are all directing companies to understand and manage their climate-linked economics. The Demex Group makes it simple to manage climate risks.