Climate Change: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Climate Change: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Climate Change: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Climate Change: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review


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Climate change is threatening our world. How are you responding?

Heat waves, flooding, extreme storms, harsh winters. The effects of climate change are only getting worse. How can you ensure your organization is taking the right steps to mitigate this threat--and what can you, as an individual, do to help? These articles by experts and researchers will help you understand how climate change is affecting the future of business. Climate Change: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will prepare you to join in the current discussion, identify immediate and long-term risks for your company, and plan for the future.

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Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow.

You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633699922
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 09/22/2020
Series: HBR Insights Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,119,649
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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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

Index 147

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