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)

Making a Google Search Sustainable
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 8:06 am
As the world relies more and more on the power of the Internet, Google seeks to power data center operations with renewable resources.
Walmart: Save Money. Live Worse?
Petey S
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
Is Walmart doing enough when it comes to sustainability?
The Climate Change Challenge for Institutional Investors
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 11:36 pm
Climate change poses a wide-ranging danger to the entire global economy. As such, even the most diversified investors cannot ignore the risks of climate change. Leading long-term focused investors, including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), have taken decisive [...]
Coca-Cola: is “opening happiness” sustainable?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm
Has Coca-Cola taken measurable steps toward becoming a more sustainable business, or have they simply greenwashed their real environmental impact?
Ski Season is Coming… But Where is the Snow?
Last modified on November 6, 2016 at 9:46 am
Climate change is destabalizing the winter sports industry. In order for ski resorts to survive, they must learn to adapt
Is Tyson Forcing Itself Into Sustainability?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm
The biggest meat industry giant is taking a small step that will have positive benefits to the environment, farm animals and all of us meat-eaters- because it has to.
Allstate: Are we in good hands?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm
Are homeowners insurers willing and able to underwrite climate change risk, or will individuals bear this risk alone?
Electric Slide
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:24 am
Auto manufacturers will be forced to get creative in an increasingly regulated and competitive landscape.
Fish Out of Water?
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm
Would you eat a fish that has never been in the ocean?
Is your fleece made of recycled plastic bottles?
Ken Rowe
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm
Will Patagonia be able to maintain its advantage, as the premier producer of environmentally conscious clothing, over its competitors as more apparel companies begin to adopt similar sustainability programs? Luckily for Patagonia, their founder Yvon Chouinard, gave them a multiple [...]
Nestlé: Conserving Water as a Strategy to Sell More Water
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm
Nestlé's struggle to balance conserving water with maintaining a necessary level of control and access to water supply
Climate Change and Winter Storms: the Cost of D.C.’s Snowzilla
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm
Winter storms are disrupting east coast cities with increasing frequency. It climate change to blame? What is the most cost effective solution available to local government planners?
Fluorochemicals: so hot right now
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 6:34 pm
HVAC companies are the hipsters of climate change: regulated before it was even cool
Amazon Web Services: Greenhouse Gases in the Cloud
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:29 pm
The Cloud: High Growth, High Energy Usage When you stream video on Netflix or pin photos on Pinterest, you’re using infrastructure managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), a suite of cloud computing services used by many of the biggest companies [...]
Cool Power: A Paradigm Shift?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm
Liquid Nitrogen: Creating cool environments with cold power
El niño se convierte en hombre (The boy becomes a man)
Last modified on November 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm
El niño se convierte en hombre (The boy becomes a man) - A quick look at the increase in occurrences of “Super El Niños” and their impact on Anglo American Platinum
Owens Illinois: An Old-School American Manufacturer Adapts to Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm
This post explores whether an energy-intensive 20th century glass-bottle manufacturer can be part of the 21st century solution to climate change.
Volkswagen’s Electric Rebound
Blaine Barnard
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 2:07 am
VW makes its own electric pivot in the wake of "Dieselgate"
The Grass is NOT Greener on the Other Side, and It Looks Great!
Posted on October 31, 2016 at 11:33 pm
Changing landscapes: how one non-profit is transforming the way we view the American front yard.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s Water Woes
Michael 1
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm
Taiwan may be an island nation with 3.4x global average rainfall, but climate change-driven water shortages threaten to disrupt its biggest industry: semiconductor manufacturing.
Harvard Corporation’s Ethical and Financial Dilemma- Fossil Fuel Divestment
Sharif Vakili
Last modified on November 5, 2016 at 3:11 am
While other academic institutions like Yale and Stanford have begun divesting in fossil fuels in the face of increased pressures, Harvard has increased its investments. Is that the right decision?
For Elon Musk and Tesla, the Future is All About Timing
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Tesla faces an operational challenge as ominous as the climate change it hopes to curtail. Will this influential electric car company innovate away from it's looming financial issues or be stomped out by big-auto?
Sustaining My Buzz – Readying a California Vineyard for Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm
To sustain the production of wine, the California wine industry will need to adapt to a new climate future.
Be thankful for what you eat today; climate change can take that privilege away from you
Last modified on October 31, 2016 at 6:43 pm
Climate change is substantially threatening food security globally, and millions of lives are at stake. General Mills is playing an important role along with other food companies to minimize risks the world faces.