In both sides of the Atlantic, regions and business sectors face a range of economic risks from global climate change.
Released on June 24, 2014 the Risky Business Report titled “The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States”, estimated $2-3.5 billion in property losses, each year by 2030. This is due to sea level rise and increased damage from storm surge along the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico.
In the UK, the costs of last winter’s storms and severe floods according to the Federation of Small Businesses, added up to £800 million for small firms.
Big Data and Business Intelligence
At AMEE, with 70,000 unique visitors to the site per month, we believe that it is time to rethink risk. Therefore, this year we launched real-time flood alerts across all 3.4 million business profiles on AMEE, providing instant insight into this environmental risk to business. Sign up for free to the service to see where you stand on the AMEE Environmental Score and what AMEE can do for your business or the companies that matter to you.
Alice Doyle, CEO of UK charity Hemihelp, said: “We are a small charity and felt that an up-to-date AMEE profile could be useful when making funding applications, to demonstrate that we are an efficient, environmentally friendly and low carbon organisation.”
Business as usual or immediate action?
Business leaders see financial opportunities from climate change. This is why we are proud to work with pioneers such as The Carlyle Group, UK Central Government, Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) and more.