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Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.
Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

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Happening today: 5th Investor Summit on Climate Risk & Energy Solutions at the UN in NYC. Watch it live at www.ceres.org/summit and follow on twitter (#summit).

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Most companies act as if the water they have today will be there tomorrow, says Brooke Barton, who runs water programs at Ceres, an environmental group in Boston that worked with Trillium and others to create an online checklist aimed at helping investors and companies assess efforts to manage water risk. "Water is something that should be keeping CEOs up at night," says Barton.

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Just how have the extreme weather events of this year affected businesses like insurance companies?

"Allstate CEO Tom Wilson this year told investors that catastrophic weather losses beyond hurricanes and earthquakes had risen four-fold over the last three years, to $2 billion."
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