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.

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Fresh Del Monte: A Victim of its Own Success
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm
Fresh Del Monte's response to global warming.
Building the change: Are those 4 walls around you to blame?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:16 am
Did you know: The biggest effect on climate change could come from how we design and use our buildings?
Impossible Foods: How a Burger Will Save the World
Steve Osipow
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Growing cows for meat consumption is inefficient and environmentally costly, but people still need their burgers. Ladies and Gentlemen...The Impossible Burger
Hawaii Leads the March Towards 100% Renewable Energy
Posted on October 31, 2016 at 8:24 pm
Hawaii has the highest electricity costs in the nation, making it uniquely motivated to lead the country in seeking 100% renewable energy generation by 2045.
A Hotel Under Water? Hilton Worldwide
Fergie Ferg
Last modified on November 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm
The Hospitality Industry It is November at the capital of capitalism and many of Harvard Business School’s ambitious first-year MBA candidates are gearing up for the annual “RC Ski Trip”. Keystone, Colorado will welcome a plethora of tourists; and its [...]
Hess Corporation: Can Oil Companies Be Part of the Solution…Or At Least Less of the Problem?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:22 am
It is valuable to acknowledge oil companies’ opposition to many climate change initiatives, yet still pinpoint areas of common ground where they can offer assistance. To combat climate change, the more buy-in the better—wherever we can cultivate it.
In Too Deep? The Future of Flood Insurance in the Face of Climate Change
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 6:25 pm
Perhaps no industry is more exposed to climate change than the insurance sector. Climate change accelerates the frequency of natural disasters, ranging from hurricanes, flooding, severe drought and wildfires, with more than half of all natural disasters linked to financial [...]
Nissan LEAF, green enough?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:19 pm
Nissan has conquered electric vehicles. Next step, self-driving cars?
Dragons in the Sky – somewhere between Sao Paulo and Rio
Sharp Boy
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm
What flies and spits fire at the same time? That’s right: airplanes. Aircraft are major emitters of greenhouse gasses and reducing these emissions poses a challenge to airlines, regulators, and manufacturers. How will Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer react to this [...]
PetroChina: Can Deep Pockets Reach Deep Shale?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm
China is restructuring its energy mix due to increasingly bad air quality. Will PetroChina be able to deliver?
BP: Working towards a low carbon future
Long Lu
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm
As a global oil and gas company, BP recognizes that the existing trend of increasing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide is not consistent with limiting the global average temperature rise to 2°C or lower. It is taking actions to meet the [...]
Allstate Insurance Group and Climate Change
A.J. Steinlage
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 7:43 am
Insurance and Climate Change: Will climate change be too much Allstate’s “good hands?”
Huawei Technologies: at the Crossroad of Sustainability
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm
How should the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer and the third-largest producer of smartphones respond to the domestic government policies on sustainability and greenhouse gas emission peaking by 2030?
Delivery complete or return to sender? Protecting a legacy
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm
How can the USPS protect its core business by mitigating the risk of climate change?
The cost of climate change: chocolate!
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Mars, one of world’s largest chocolate producers, is indeed facing challenges as a result of climate change in sustainable sourcing of cocoa, one of the most important ingredients of chocolate making and in its energy consumptions in operations.
Reduced Snowpack in Washington State
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm
Discussion of Washington's state strategy to combat problems associated with reduced snowpack.
Whirlpool: A STAR among appliance companies
Last modified on November 5, 2016 at 9:57 am
Whirlpool has led the way in climate change initiatives among appliance manufacturers.
Building a sustainable and competitive oil & gas company in Ghana
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation: Building a sustainable and competitive oil & gas exploration company in a new market while confronting the challenges from worsening climate change.
Coal in the Time of Climate Change
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm
Should a coal mine be concerned about climate change? The answer seems obvious; climate change seems bad for business. But in the case of Cerrejón, South America’s largest open-pit coal mine, to get to the full extent of their problems [...]
EPM, climate change and hidroelectric power
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 12:28 am
In 2016 Colombia faced one of its worst energetic crisis in decades due to El Niño phenomenon. EPM as one of the main power generators in the country is at the front line of companies affected by climate change.
Deltares: Exporting Dutch Flood Abatement Technology to Help Prepare for Rising Sea Levels
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:03 am
“God created the earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands” Exporting Dutch land reclamation know how to combat rising sea levels
AIG: Underwriting the Risk of Climate Change
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm
The players who have the most to lose from climate change may be the source of the most innovative solutions.
Tesla is great, but what about trains?
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm
There's been a lot of hype about how we can make car travel more environmentally-friendly. But we already have an environmentally-friendly alternative, trains, which can be made even more effective and sustainable with the right attention and resources.
Would you pay for the environmental impact of your jeans?
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 9:41 pm
Consider the environmental impact of a pair of jeans. “[Each pair] is made from cotton picked from farms all over the world. The cotton is shipped back and forth across the oceans to be made into fabric, sewn, and dyed. [...]