Risk(y) Business: Persuading Investors to Fund Resilience
Mon. 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Centennial E
How can the public sector, investors, and capital markets be encouraged to invest in risk reduction and resilience building activities?
As the costs of disasters continue to mount, it is clear that federal, state, and local governments cannot fund risk reduction and resilience initiatives alone. Instead, improvements to the built and social environment will require an influx of investment dollars from varied sources. This session will explore ideas that could encourage investors to subsidize resilience efforts using a variety of schemes and incentives, such as specialized bonds, corporate responsibility strategies, and mitigation returns.