corporate climate change risk Articles

  • The Corporate Risk of Climate Change

    We all know climate change is happening. And we here at TriplePundit spend a lot of time making the business case for action. There are indeed many reasons for companies to respond to the threat. Those near the coast might face flooding, and those with production overseas could see disruption in supply. However, when it comes to reporting on this risk — there are few benefits to making the ...


    By Triplepundit

  • Climate Change: Business Risks and Opportunities

    Ecometrica and Lord Stanley Fink were delighted to host more than 40 corporate sustainability directors, environment experts, investors, NGOs and government representatives to Lord Fink’s penthouse apartment for an invitation-only, post-work briefing on the business risks and opportunities that may arise from climate change. With a formal address from Lord Fink followed by a full briefing ...


    By Ecometrica

  • Risk, investment, and opportunity in a changing climate

    To stay competitive, companies will need to find ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Record breaking wildfires raging in Arizona, massive flooding disrupting lives from Iowa to Vermont — extreme weather events have been at the forefront of America’s national consciousness. Yet these events and their repercussions are hardly limited to the United States. Think back last ...

  • Leading Corporate Strategies and Climate Change - CEO Table

    I’m an avid gardener. I revel in spending an afternoon under the warmth of the sun getting my hands into the soil, re-planting flowers, nurturing the unhealthy and staking blossoms. It is a time when good ideas seep into my mind and badideas creep out. It is my learning laboratory. One of the many things that my garden has taught me is that the plants fallinto three growing categories: those that ...


    By AHC Group

  • Value at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of Governance

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Climate change is rapidly becoming one of the core challenges of the 21st century for corporate directors and institutional investors. As this report documents, in the absence of preventive and adaptive measures, multi-billion dollar financial losses are distinctly possible if not probable. As the potentially devastating economic consequences for investors, individual companies ...


  • Betting Wrong on Climate Change

    Whether companies agree with the science of Global Climate Change or not, the business implications are too great are too great to be ignored. Climate Change will change how business is conducted and should be managed like any other strategic asset or liability on the corporation’s balance sheet. Trends Executives view Climate Change as having as much of an impact ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • Resourcing for climate change

    Climate change is scientifically, widely recognised to be happening as a result of the anthropogenic input of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Consequently we need to look at adaptation and mitigation to limit the social, environmental and economic impacts. Allen & York are market leading environmental recruitment specialists with 15 years experience and an expanding Energy team ...


    By Allen & York Ltd

  • Value at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of Governance CERES Sustainable Governance

    Climate change is rapidly becoming one of the core challenges of the 21st century for corporate directors and institutional investors. As this report documents, in the absence of preventive and adaptive measures, multi-billion dollar financial losses are distinctly possible if not probable.  As the potentially devastating economic consequences for investors, individual companies and entire ...


  • Water scarcity & climate change: Growing risks for businesses & investors

    Water is crucial for the economy. Virtually every industry from agriculture, electric power and industrial manufacturing to beverage, apparel, and tourism relies on it to grow and ultimately sustain their business. Yet water is becoming scarcer globally and every indication is that it will become even more so in the future. Decreasing availability, declining quality, and growing demand for water ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Climate change and the US energy sector

    As President Obama emphasized in his speech at Georgetown University in June 2013, climate change is happening. It is here, it is now, and as Obama warned, “Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind.” But what are these effects? The President reels off examples: sea levels in New York harbour increasing by a foot in depth over the past century, ...

  • Impact of climate change issues on businesses: an action plan using a corporate governance approach

    Business globally are readying themselves for wide-ranging impacts as they transition towards a low-carbon footprint economy. This paper discusses the major impacts for the firm due to the move to a low-carbon footprint system. In doing so it highlights the crucial link between opportunities, costs, risks and structural changes faced by firms, and presents a framework for managing the complex, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. securities and exchange commission issues guidance - when companies must report climate change risks

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally put years of public outcry and speculation to rest with the release of an interpretive guidance document explaining how publicly traded companies are expected to assess and disclose business risks associated with climate change. The Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the guidance document that formally explains when, and to what extent, ...

  • Companies face hurdles to address climate risks

    A growing number of major global companies are assessing the risks posed by climate change, but many still struggle to translate climate data into actions to improve resilience, according to a new report by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). “Weathering the Next Storm: A Closer Look at Business Resilience,” released today at Climate Week NYC, examines how companies ...

  • Is the U.S. Insurance Industry Prepared for Climate Change?

    Analysis of first-ever industry-wide survey finds that only 23 of 184 companies have comprehensive climate change strategies, yet some leaders are emerging. Ceres proposes recommendations to insurers and regulators to maintain insurability in a warming world. 2012 was the warmest year on record in the lower 48 states and the second most extreme weather year in United States ...


    By Ceres

  • Adapting for a Green Economy: companies, communities and climate change

    Drawing on the results of a 2010 survey of corporate signatories to the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Environment Programme Caring for Climate initiative, as well as on existing literature, this report makes the business case for private sector adaptation to climate change in ways that build the resilience of vulnerable communities in developing countries. It then offers ...

  • Adapting to climate change: the private sector’s role

    Adapting to the impacts of climate change—like heat waves, increased floods, and natural disasters—is an enormous challenge. It’s also one that comes with an enormous price tag. Although it’s difficult to calculate the extent of the costs, the World Bank ...

  • Finding Your Footing in the Climate Change Challenge

    Introduction Continued reports of rising temperatures and melting polar ice caps made 2006 a year of unprecedented media coverage on global climate change. In fact, “carbon neutral” was named the New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2006 “word of the year.”1 Climate change is quickly becoming solidified as the ultimate sustainability issue, one that touches each key element—a ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Joint action on climate change: Key resources

    Who’s linking climate change, development, and disaster reduction? Ilan Kelman rounds up vital sources and voices. Many useful and mainly free online resources reflect the links amongst climate change, development and disaster risk reduction — the following are some key organisations and documents. Focus on climate change ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Over the past few years, climate change and sustainability have been catapulted to the forefront of headline news. As ongoing public pressure for improved environmental stewardship continues to mount, governments are actively pursuing legislation, including regulations, to accelerate positive change. We have already witnessed significant regulatory, policy and legal changes related to lower ...

  • The Missing Link: Droughts, the Economy and Climate Change

    The effects of the vast drought afflicting America’s farm belt are rippling across the economy. Major companies apparently feeling the heat from rising crop prices include McDonald’s, Smithfield Foods and Arthur Daniels Midland, which processes agricultural commodities. More than half of ...

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