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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

June 2012 – In 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environmental Degradation were put on the international agenda at the first Earth Summit. Twenty years later nobody can ignore that human development and economic growth rely on healthy and resilient ecosystems but all too often we do, perhaps because it is easier to compartmentalise issues and believe that someone else will deal with the complexity.

ClimateWise Issue II

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To coincide with the Rio+20 conference, Ian Kirk, CEO of Santam Group wrote for the ClimateWise Thought Leadership series on the value of ecosystem resilience to insurers. He also discussed the idea of insurance as a global connector, and the industry's role as a global contributor to socio-economic well-being.