Climate change is an important issue for SMEs

According to a report published by Zurich Insurance Group, 78% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that climate change will have a significant impact on their business. This study is based on a survey of 2600 companies 'managers s in 13 countries of Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. Among the most feared climatic events: heavy rainfall for 22% of the respondents and drought for 20% of the managers are mentioned.

Among the consequences of climate change on risks, nearly 36% of SMEs are concerned with damage to property and 26% loss of profit insurance. For 14% of the sample, the cost of energy and water as well as employees' health are also risks to be considered.

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