Taking the initiative on disaster management

2023-02-24T08:13:37-08:00Sep 20, 2015|

U.S. cities from Hoboken, New Jersey, to Los Angeles are taking steps to ensure that their infrastructure can sustain direct hits from major hurricanes and floods. “It's interesting to me how the awareness of these issues is changing so quickly,” said Shelley Poticha, director of urban solutions at the Washington-based Natural Resources Defense Council.

The Next Big Thing in Cat Bonds: Prevention

2023-02-24T08:13:37-08:00Jul 21, 2015|

What if catastrophe bonds could be used to prevent losses, instead of paying for them? That’s the impulse behind RE.bound, a collaboration among Goldman Sachs, The Rockefeller Foundation, Swiss Re, risk modeler RMS and consultancy re:focus partners.

Financing resilience: New report provides a roadmap for cities

2023-02-24T08:13:37-08:00Mar 27, 2015|

A new report details how cities can leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure. A Roadmap for Resilience summarizes projects that create both public value and private investment opportunities, and that will create a robust pipeline of investable resilient infrastructure projects to benefit communities and society.

A Roadmap for Resilient Infrastructure Investment

2023-02-24T08:13:37-08:00Mar 25, 2015|

Cities are built around silos. Water treatment plants are handled by the water utility; roads and bridges fall to the department of transportation; power grids are maintained by electric companies. Under this system, there are some major gaps—needs at the seams of sectors can go unmet, failures in one area can domino into another—but, more [...]

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