I just got an unsolicited invitation in my email. I contacted them to see if it was spam, and they told me I was invited as an “influential blogger”. Shucks. Flattery will get you somewhere, but I am way behind on this proposal I need to get out, so I’ll pass.
A global shipping insurance concern is basically doing a global change for executives event. My sense is that this is for real. I’m not sure whether I’m supposed to tell my six billion closest friends more about the event or not, so I’ll just quote the interesting bit from the invitation:
To address the major disconnect surrounding future risks for businesses, Marsh, the world’s largest insurance broker and strategic risk advisor, has created the Center for Risk Insights to help businesses better understand the risks they face today and to identify and explain threats looming on the horizon. As part of this effort, the Marsh Center recently surveyed over one hundred board level executives of Fortune 1000 companies to gauge their perceptions on the greatest business risks. Highlights of the findings include:[…]
An astounding half of executives surveyed do not believe that global climate change resulting in long-term environmental and economic impacts is likely to occur.