July 2006 E-Newsletter

In This Issue

Pew Center Welcomes First Insurance Services Firm, Marsh, Inc., to its Business Environmental Leadership Council

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change announced today that Marsh, Inc. has joined the Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) and its efforts to understand and address the impacts of global climate change.

Marsh, the world's leading risk and insurance services firm, recognizes climate change to be one of the most significant emerging risks affecting businesses worldwide, and has urged its clients and other companies to take action to address the issue.

Read the press release.

"Climate change is a complex global issue at the intersection of science, risk, and public policy. It is a challenge that our clients - and the world - will face for a very long time. Our collaboration with the Pew Center, and the leading companies that work with it, is an important step in our long-term commitment to addressing this issue."

-Marsh, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Storms

Read more about Marsh, Inc.

Read about the Business Environmental Leadership Council.

Other Recent Pew Center Business Developments

The Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) is the largest U.S. based association of corporations focused on addressing the challenges of climate change, with 41 members representing $2 trillion in market capitalization and over 3 million employees.

Weyerhaeuser announced a significant greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal in June. By using biomass as an energy source for its mills, Weyerhaeuser aims to reduce its absolute emissions of greenhouse gases 40% by 2020.

Read about this announcement.

BP and DuPont partnered to bring the next generation of biofuels to the market. The two companies are developing new biotechnology processes aimed at enabling biobutanol to be easily produced in markets around the world competitively with traditional biofuels.

Read about this partnership.