Articles and Reports
The Economic Risks of Climate Change in The United States - The U.S. faces significant economic risks from climate change. Because of its size and geographic diversity, these risks vary greatly between regions, Risky Business.
Plan B, the end of business as usual - Founded in the belief that the private sector can, and must, redefine both its responsibilities and its own terms of success, we are developing a ‘Plan B’ – for concerted, positive action that will ensure business becomes a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.
Fortune 500 Companies Pledge to Go 100 Percent Renewable - Underscoring the buy-in of the business community on climate action is a bold commitment from a group of top Fortune 500 companies: to meet 100 percent of their electricity needs using renewable sources, Triple Pundit, September 2015.
Study finds climate change will reshape global economy - Unmitigated climate change is likely to reduce the income of an average person on Earth by roughly 23 percent in 2100, Berkeley News, October 2015.
Why Corporate America is Supporting EPA's Clean Power Plan - In letters sent to 29 governors last week, diverse companies from General Mills and Nestle to Unilever, Mars and VF Corporation called on states to seize the wide-ranging benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy as the best way to meet the EPA’s goal of reducing power plant carbon pollution by 32 percent by 2030, Forbes Sustainable Capitalism Blog, August 2015.
Should business leaders speak out more on climate change? - Transcript of a live deate on the role of business in vocalising the environmental agenda, theGuardian, August 2015.
Business Leaders Highlight Impact of Climate Change on Economy, Bottom Line - In anticipation of the release of final carbon emissions standards included in the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, senior executives from small and medium-sized companies across the country highlighted how severe weather affects their businesses and the importance of taking action to curb climate change, Reuters, July 2015.
Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves - Carbon emissions have fallen even as the economy has improved since the recession, according to a new report, bucking historical trends as well as arguments by opponents of President Obama's environmental and climate regulations who say the administration's policies would crimp the economy, Washington Examiner, July 2015.
Open Letter from Global CEOs to World Leaders Urging Concrete Climate Action - CEOs from 78 companies and 20 economic sectors with operations in over 150 countries and territories, that together generated over $2.1 trillion of revenue in 2014 call on world leaders to Partner on Climate Action. Now., April 2015.
Let's Get Physical: Identifying Physical Risks of Climate Change for Companies and Investors - An interview wit Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments (Full Report), Ceres, June 2012.