Category Archives for "Climate Risk"

Stop Teaching Students to Equate GHG Emissions Reductions with Business Risk Management

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There is a fascinating business and climate change resource at Harvard Business School’s Digital Initiative website. In November 2016, Business School students faced an interesting assignment. Although few details are provided, they had to select a company whose business model was likely to be affected by climate change, describe that impact, and discuss what the company […]

Should You Bank on Climate Risk Disclosures?

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Companies increasingly face pressure from investors and others to disclose their “climate risks.” One example of the trend is the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, which recently released its Phase 1 Report. Unfortunately, the Task Force seems to be treating climate change as “just another risk” for purposes of risk disclosure. But it’s not. […]

Winning at Drawdown Chess

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Quite a few people in the climate field have been showing interest in Project Drawdown and the Project’s anticipated 2017 book (and database) covering  the 100 ways to best “draw-down” greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The list is detailed and includes more than “pure” climate issues—for example, it includes education of girls. There’s nothing fundamentally […]

Information Overload: What’s the Antidote?

This post originally appeared in substantially the same form on Yale Climate Connections on Jan. 5, 2016; here’s the link to our original post. We’re reposting it today because our work will be featured this week in the Yale Climate Connections podcast series. Climate Connections consists of 90-second stories about how people are responding to our warming […]

Energy CEOs Losing Sleep Over Climate Change? Yes or No?

I’m just back from attending the 5th annual Oregon Citizens Utility Board energy conference here in Portland, Utility 2025: Building the Northwest’s Energy Future. Because of how the Northwest’s energy system is structured, the meeting was more of a regional conference than a purely state-level Oregon conference, with a good draw from the energy community […]

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