Business Stepping Up on Climate Change?

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I’ve worked with dozens of companies since 1988 to explore their climate change risks and develop climate responses and strategies. The perceived role of business in climate in addressing climate change has steadily grown since the early days of climate action and strategy. Today you can find hundreds of blogs, articles, and books discussing the […]

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. […]

A Back Door National Price on Carbon?

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Minnesota recently engaged in an administrative proceeding to update its externality values for power sector planning. The proceeding quickly turned into a contested decision-making as to whether the state should adopt the federal Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), currently set at ~$41/ton CO2 (2015 dollars). Peabody Coal and others decided to use the proceeding to […]

If Climate Neutrality is the Answer, What was the Question?

A renewed focus on personal and organizational responsibility for and action against climate change is leading to renewed interest in carbon offsets and carbon neutrality. One expression of this interest is through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The university presidents premise their commitment on the idea, as stated by Arizona State […]

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