President Obama announced this week that he will be using his executive powers to implement a broad new climate change plan. This is just one more indicator that the business community is going to have to deal with the real risks that climate change poses. Some are doing this better than others. Motley Fool contributor Sara Murphy discusses how corporations are preparing for the future.

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