University-business partnership at School of the Environment explores economics of climate change

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Kathy Bardswick

Canada is the only G8 country without overland flood insurance, something that needs to change quickly, given the rapidly increasing number of catastrophic weather events taking place here, Kathy Bardswick (in above photo) told an audience of business people and academics gathered at the U of T Faculty Club on November 18.

Bardswick, the president and chief-executive officer for the
Co-operators Group Limited, was the keynote speaker at the annual thought leadership event hosted by the environmental finance advisory committee at the School of the Environment. The committee was formed more than a decade ago by Donald Cormack, the former dean of the School of Graduate Studies, the late environmental studies professor, Rodney White, and Donna Nielsen, the manager of program and partnership development at the School of the Environment. It exemplifies a successful university-city partnership by bringing together local businesspeople and faculty concerned about the economics of climate change.

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