ASB chief urges closer ties on big issues

ASB chief urges closer ties on big issues
ASB chief Vittoria Shortt says better data is key. (Image: ASB)
Paul McBeth
ASB bank chief executive Vittoria Shortt wants greater coordination between policymakers and the banking and insurance sectors to address the big climate issues facing the nation. The damage wrought by the Northland and Auckland flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle in recent weeks underlined the importance of having everyone involved in the decision-making in responding to complex medium- and long-term issues, such as adapting to climate change. “I don’t think we’ve got a choice,” she told BusinessDesk. A key co...

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