Today, climate change is top of mind for everyone. From policy leaders to business executives, companies and individuals alike are increasingly aware of how human impact may intensify climate change. More than that, they’re poised to do something about it.
WNSF brought top executives together to weigh in on the topic in our two-part peer learning session: The Business of Climate Change: Post-Copenhagen Opportunities and The Business of Climate Change Part II: Incentives and Solutions
WNSF is pleased to participate in New York’s Climate Week 2010–starting today–with our new Climate Change Page, with videos featuring cutting-edge dialogues with climate change experts. WNSF is also delighted to partner with CarbonRational to present BusinessClimate 2010 on September 21st, 2010
To view a full list of events for Climate Week NYC, click here.
Videos of WNSF’s cutting-edge dialogues with climate change experts below!
The Business of Climate Change, Part I: Post-Copenhagen Opportunities
- While COP15 accomplished little in way of concrete policy, it was highly effective at increasing global awareness of and concern for climate change.
- With or without government regulation, corporations are making serious efforts to address the issue of climate change.
- Small companies that find it difficult to invest in sustainability can still initiate green efforts that are cheap and cost-effective.
- In the long run sustainability is profitable.
The Business of Climate Change, Part II: Incentives and Solutions
- In the wake of COP15, January and February 2010 saw a dramatic increase in policy activity. This includes the tightening of EPA regulations on vehicle emission standards and coal-burning, as well as the UK’s implementation of a renewable energy Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.
- One of the most effective ways to address GHG reductions is through incentives, which can be achieved through comprehensive energy policy and market mechanisms; a command and control approach may not provide optimal incentives.
- Businesses may find climate change related opportunities in product labeling and transparency. For example, a company with a smaller carbon footprint than competitors, may become more competitive by marketing this quality.
- Carbon Disclosure Project is one organization heavily contributing to corporate sustainability disclosure efforts. This independent non-profit provides a database in which companies disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies.