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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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The Clean Power Plan Is Bold Policy that Will Benefit the Economy

Blog

The Clean Power Plan Is Bold Policy that Will Benefit the Economy

The U.S. Clean Power Plan is one of the most significant pieces of environmental policy the United States has ever seen, and it will help companies remove barriers to climate goals and reduce business risk.

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Science-Based Climate Targets Are a Window into the Future

Blog

Science-Based Climate Targets Are a Window into the Future

This blog is a primer on science-based targets, which can help companies align with a climate-compatible future.

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Investing in Climate Resilience Should Be a Business Fundamental

Blog

Investing in Climate Resilience Should Be a Business Fundamental

Given the wide-ranging implications of climate impacts on business, companies should adopt holistic approaches to understanding climate risk and investing in resilience, from their internal operations to their value chains.

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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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