National Grid has delivered its first “gas deficit warning” for eight years, saying it may not have enough gas to meet demand due to the current cold snap gripping the UK.

Given the challenges around energy supply in the face of increasing fears of climate change, businesses everywhere are having to consider how resilient they are.

In this light, finance directors play a key role through their understanding of the financial and non-financial information on their organisations.

As such, ensuring the resilience of their business may soon become one of the most important aspects of an FD’s role.