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Climate Change

We catalyze private-sector action on climate change by helping companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, enhance their adaptive capacity, and build societal resilience.

Overview


How We Work

We work to catalyze private-sector action on climate change in two ways: by helping companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and by empowering business to enhance its adaptive capacity and broader societal resilience in the face of inevitable climate impacts.

Our approach includes translating the best available climate knowledge for the private sector, shaping policy environments conducive to business leadership, working with companies directly to understand climate risk and build climate change strategies for resilience across the value chain, and facilitating collaborative initiatives that allow companies to work together with other stakeholders in pursuit of climate ambition.

Capabilities

  • Deep expertise on climate change, spanning science, economics, policy, and best practice in the private sector
  • Diverse issue expertise with substantial knowledge of how climate intersects with energy, agriculture, transport, finance, and information and communications technology
  • Cross-disciplinary team spanning the legal, economic, social, and ecological implications of climate change
  • Ability to create holistic climate change strategies for business, including approaches to setting science-based emissions reductions, understanding climate risk, and building climate resilience across the value chain
  • Understanding of business opportunities resulting from the new global regulatory environment on climate change
  • Identification and facilitation of partnerships
  • Leadership of collaborative programs that address climate change from a number of perspectives

Business Benefits

  • Avoiding substantial climate risks across the value chain, including, but not limited to, material risks to operations and reputational risks stemming from inaction on climate change
  • Increasing operational efficiency
  • Strengthening relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Developing a platform for shaping regulatory and policy environments on climate change 

More Information

Complete Overview (PDF)

Meet the Team

for Climate Change

Edward Cameron

Edward Cameron, Ph.D

Managing Director

New York


San Francisco


New York


Shanghai


Paris


New York


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


San Francisco


Copenhagen


San Francisco


Ran Tao

Ran Tao

Manager

New York


David Wei

David Wei

Associate Director, Climate

New York


Talk to Us  
Contact the Climate Change team with any questions.

Our Insights

on Climate Change

Clean Power Generates American Jobs and Business Competitiveness

Blog

Clean Power Generates American Jobs and Business Competitiveness

Transformations in the U.S. energy sector toward renewable sources have led to increased employment, more efficient energy use, and more. Withdrawing from the Clean Air Act, including the Clean Power Plan, will slow this progress but will not undermine it.

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Three Reasons Why Collaboration Is Key to Green Shipping

Blog

Three Reasons Why Collaboration Is Key to Green Shipping

Through the Clean Cargo Working Group, which now represents 85 percent of ocean container shipping volume, we have seen the value to companies in addressing challenges collaboratively.

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Forging the Missing Link: What the 2017 CDP Supply Chain Report Says About Supplier Engagement

Blog

Forging the Missing Link: What the 2017 CDP Supply Chain Report Says About Supplier Engagement

Although in many ways encouraging, our findings in this year's report highlighted the need for urgency.

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Missing Link: Harnessing the Power of Purchasing for a Sustainable Future

Reports

Missing Link: Harnessing the Power of Purchasing for a Sustainable Future

A report by CDP, BSR, and Carbon Trust demonstrates that despite significant greenhouse gas reductions in 2016 across supply chains, companies are not engaging deeply enough with suppliers on climate action—and, therefore, are missing out on significant cost benefits and potential for climate leadership.

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Climate Change Illustrative Client List

  • BNY Mellon
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • The Climate & Clean Air Coalition
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • European Climate Foundation
  • General Mills
  • IKEA Foundation
  • IKEA Supply AG
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Kering
  • Maersk Line
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NIKE, Inc.
  • Oak Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • We Mean Business

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