The Business Case for Natural Infrastructure

Posted May 28, 2020

On Wednesday May 27, PPG hosted the first installment of the monthly Green Economy Webinar Series, The Business Case for Natural Infrastructure, featuring Dr. Victoria Kramkowski (Government and Community Relationships Specialist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority).

Flooding is a critical issue facing Canadian municipalities that will only become more challenging as we continue to experience the effects of climate change. Extreme weather, including floods, is Canada’s primary climate change risk, so it is important to enhance our climate resiliency through stormwater and flood management.

The need to consider the effects of climate change, including flooding, also extends to businesses. Physical damage to assets and local infrastructure, employee physical and mental health, supply chain risks, threats to water quality, and the implementation of stormwater charges can all result in unexpected costs or disruptions to business operations, both on a local and global scale.span

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