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Investing for resilience: Long-lived infrastructure assets need to be built with an eye on the horizon
- September 1, 2017: Vol. 10, Number 8

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Investing for resilience: Long-lived infrastructure assets need to be built with an eye on the horizon

by Joel Kranc

Investing in infrastructure assets have always been about the long term. But how can investors ensure their investments outlive the realities of climate change and environmental external forces?

This past summer, U.S. scientists leaked a draft report on climate change fearing President Donald Trump could somehow block or suppress it, given his stance on the subject and his withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. But with events like Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the 2015 Nepalese earthquake and flooding in Chennai, India, natural disasters and society’s contribution to a changing climate are making their presence known more frequently than ever before. What used to be “1-in-100-year” events seem to be happening more often and with great intensity to populations and their infrastructures. Society’s ability to operate current infrastructure, and build future infrastructure that is resilient to climate change, is more necessary than ever before.

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