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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 

Meet the Team

for Climate Change

Edward Cameron

Edward Cameron, Ph.D

Managing Director

New York


Sissel Waage

Sissel Waage, Ph.D

Director, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

San Francisco


San Francisco


New York


Paris


New York


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

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

BSR16: Bold Climate Action

BSR Conference 2016

BSR16: Bold Climate Action

Following the landmark agreement at COP21, the word of the day is ambition. Businesses are setting big goals, which are needed to avoid catastrophic climate change, and which are creating big new business opportunities. Learn how your business can raise its climate ambition by investing in climate finance, transitioning to renewable energy, ensuring resilient supply chains, and more.

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A Big Milestone on the Road from Paris

Blog

A Big Milestone on the Road from Paris

The We Mean Business coalition, of which BSR is a proud founding member, has marked the 1,000th commitment to climate action from companies and investors in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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New Tools to Chart the Course toward the Climate North Star

Blog

New Tools to Chart the Course toward the Climate North Star

The science-based goals set forth in the Paris Agreement can help companies make decisions on climate action. But how do we navigate to those goals?

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The Route to Low Emissions for Freight

Blog

The Route to Low Emissions for Freight

Reducing emissions in transport and logistics requires smart policy, fuel efficiency, and innovation on systems, space, and data. The good news: It is not a question of whether we can achieve this, but rather how quickly.

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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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