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How Corporate America Is Addressing Climate Change Risks

Some of the biggest companies worldwide are reporting almost a trillion dollars at risk from the impacts of climate change.
Steam and exhaust rise from a chemical company and a coking plant in Oberhausen, Germany. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

More than 200 of the biggest global companies report almost a trillion dollars at risk from climate impacts, and many of those effects are likely to hit within five years.

California’s PG&E — one of the nation’s largest utilities — filed for bankruptcy protection after the company faced billions in liabilities for its role in two years of massive Northern California wildfires. The company is the nation’s first victim in what’s being called corporate climate change.

For years, corporations have covered up the impacts of climate change. Now, many are realizing transparency is better for their bottom line.

Ready to help companies become aware of environmental that encourages businesses, governments and investors to disclose the risks — and opportunities — that climate change, deforestation and water scarcity could create for them.

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