It is time to translate political promises into action.
Charles Brindamour, CEO Intact Financial Corporation.
Notes from an interview by Adam Radwanski during a Globe and Mail webinar on 2021 September 23.
Brindamour’s key point was a call to action, reiterated later as Canada needs to turn intentions into action.
His three priorities, as the CEO of an insurance company, were
- Deal with critical infrastructure, two-thirds of which is in the public domain.
- Build right in the right places.
- Use natural infrastructure as the first line of defence.
Understanding of climate change should be at the heart of policy.
The paths to transition are less clear than the consequences of climate change. The challenges of transition are massive. Where are the gaps?
Governments and society need to decide what areas to focus on. Then set and follow priorities to deal with this existential threat.