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How Will the Brave New Post-Paris World Work?

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Whether you are someone looking for action to slow climate change, or someone who opposes such action, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is bad news because it creates more uncertainty about the future. That uncertainty translates into risk. If you’ve sought action on climate change, President Trump’s announcement reflects a step back from […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Conundrums of Business Adaptation to Climate Change: Why, and How Much?

This blog post was originally published by Dr. Mark C. Trexler in CSRWire, Oct. 21, 2013. The Biggest Unarticulated Issue In his classic study of business scenario planning, The Art of Strategic Conversation (2005), Kees van der Heijden notes that: “[M]ost companies . . . have looming somewhere at the edge of their collective consciousness […]

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