Climate Change Challenge

November 04, 2016

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Choose a company or non-profit organization whose operating model is likely to be significantly affected by climate change’s physical manifestations and/or related regulation, including threats and opportunities associated with mitigation and/or adaptation. Describe how the organization is likely to be affected, the steps the organization is taking to address those effects, and describe and justify what additional steps you think the organization should consider implementing.

Note: The post for this assignment should be 600–800 words, and must conclude with a word count such as “(778 words).” Posts should not exceed 800 words.

Submitted (927)

Nutella no more?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm
A jar if Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds. Will Ferrero be an environmental villain, hero or victim in their attempt to satisfy this growing global appetite?
PADI and Climate Change: Staying Afloat or Drowning?
A Scuba Diver
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 11:39 pm
Will marine life and coral reefs survive climate change? Are scuba divers helping or hurting?
NIKE combats Global Warming: “Just Do It” for the Planet
Senor Sanchez
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm
NIKE efforts to reduce their global footprint
Can Innovation Save the Oil Sands?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm
With new Canadian legislation on carbon emissions on the verge of being ratified, how can the Canadian Oil Sands respond?
American Airlines positioned to take lead post ICAO CORSIA
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm
Shift in airline emissions regulations post Paris and ICAO advantageous to AA.
BASF – Greening your Yoga Pants!
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm
Using renewable, drop-in ready chemicals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. BASF has taken leadership by licensing cutting edge technology to produce a widely used chemical from renewable sources.
Hanes: Clean Shirts for a Cleaner World
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:04 am
HanesBrands' established environmental sustainability policy creates a competitive advantage in an era of changing global climate legislation.
Euglena – microalgae – the future of Food AND Energy
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 4:42 am
In 2005, Euglena Co. based in Tokyo, Japan succeeded to mass-produce euglena, microalgae, outside first time in the world. This tiny euglena has a huge potential to battle with one of the world's biggest challenge - climate change; it can [...]
Venice: Keeping The ‘Floating City’ Afloat—For Now
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm
Venice is under siege from a fast-rising sea, and a slow-to-complete mitigant. Will a new approach to lagoon isolation help or hinder efforts to keep the city above water?
UPS – How 3PLs are Confronting Climate Change
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 6:15 pm
UPS' battle with climate change.
Alevo: Swimming Against the Current
Charles Johnson
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm
From a renovated cigarette factory in Concord, North Carolina, Swiss-based battery maker Alevo tries to bring renewable energy to the masses.
“Tesla and the Electric Vehicle Revolution”
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:57 am
Climate change is compelling governments to provide subsidies and incentives to the clean energy industry. This trend impacted Tesla’s operating model by fostering an opportunity for rapid industry expansion and innovation.
The Anti-Organic: Super Salmon for Dinner
MayC Huang
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm
Imagine a world where our supply of food is never threatened. This is the world that Intrexon Corporation, a leader in synthetic biology, is hoping to create.
Seek Alternate Route: MBTA Experiencing Severe Delays Due to Weather
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm
Climate change promises to derail business as usual in Boston’s aging transit system.
Exxon Mobil; Oil and Gas Giant or Much More?
Florentine Lefty
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 7:14 am
Exxon Mobil is the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. In that capacity, Exxon has an out-sized influence not only on the future sustainability of oil and gas, but potentially on energy production and demand patterns as a [...]
Ratings agencies and climate change: The next financial crisis?
Beth Peters
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:24 am
Ratings agencies are contributing to inflated corporate valuations by not fully quantifying exposure to climate change risks
McDonald’s – is the Big Mac in BIG trouble?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:14 pm
McDonald's is undoubtedly amongst the most well-known brands across the world, but it has an uncertain future ahead given it's complex position with respect to climate change - Causing it and trying to mitigate its impact at the same time.
General Electric – Not so General anymore!
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm
Tracking how GE is evolving its Culture, Technology, and Organization to battle Climate Change.
The world’s first self-sufficient winter resort: Skiing in the heat
Donald Duck
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm
Climate change pushes Weisse Arena Gruppe to aim high
No, my name is not like the baseball equipment brand
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:11 pm
What is the difference between these two pictures of Japan’s national treasure, Ichiro? You notice that the color of his bat has changed. His bat is now made of white ash instead of aodamo. Did Ichiro make this switch for technological [...]
Vail Resorts: An Avalanche of Change
Alex Stacy
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Vail Resorts faces incredible challenges not of their own making. What responsibility should the Company assume in the fight against climate change?
Online Shopping, Sustainable Shipping
Brittany Yoon
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm
Online shopping cuts shoppers' carbon footprint by half. Are delivery service providers like USPS seizing this opportunity to become sustainable?
The worst disaster: no signal. Also, hurricanes.
Bad Hombre
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm
To be reliable at times of need, Verizon must protect its assets to be more resilient to climate change and increased variability.
Let Them Eat Lobster!
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm
How can Luke’s Lobster react to a boiling ocean, which cooks lobster before they’re ready?
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