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Table of Contents
Introduction Climate Action: The New Business Imperative xi
Pave the way for a better future. Dante Disparte
Section 1 Understanding Climate Change
1 Leading a New Era of Climate Action 3
Incremental change is not enough Andrew Winston
2 When Environmental Regulations Are Tighter at Home, Companies Emit More Abroad 43
There should be no haven for pollution Itzhak [Zahi] Ben-David Stefanie Kleimeier Michael Viehs
3 The State of Socially Responsible Investing 53
Bring capital to cause Adam Connaker Saadia Madsbjerg
4 Dematerialization and What It Means for the Economy-and Climate Change 65
Is using fewer resources enough? An interview with Andrew McAfee by Curt Nickisch
Section 2 Taking Action
5 Why "Degrowth" Shouldn't Scare Businesses 83
How to respond when customers want less Thomas Roulet Joel Bothello
6 Is Your Company Ready for a Zero-Carbon Future? 93
Reduce your risk by accounting for it in your strategy Nigel Topping
7 Making Cryptocurrency More Environmentally Sustainable 107
Balance the high energy costs of bitcoin and blockchain Marc Blinder
8 Climate Change Is Going to Transform Where and How We Build 115
Invest in resilience John D. Macomber
9 How Businesses Can Brace for Catastrophe 125
Anticipate, cope, and adapt Yvette Mucharraz y Cano
10 Young People Are Leading the Way on Climate Change, and Companies Need to Pay Attention 135
Join them Andrew Winston
About the Contributors 143