Warren Buffett & Berkshire Investors Reject Climate Change Report

  • Date: 01/05/16
  • The Washington Post

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for the company to write a report about the risks climate change creates for its insurance companies.

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, center, doesn’t think climate change creates serious risks for Berkshire’s insurance businesses.

CEO Warren Buffett says he agrees that dealing with climate change is important for society, but he doesn’t think climate change creates serious risks for Berkshire’s insurance businesses.

Buffett says the fact that Berkshire generally writes insurance policies for one-year periods allows it to regularly re-evaluate risks, such as climate change.

The activists who proposed the motion tried to urge Buffett to take a public stance in favor of measures to reduce consumption of fossil fuels, but he resisted.

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