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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Rio Tinto: The Impact of Climate Change on a Leader in the Mining Industry
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm
Climate change poses significant questions about the viability of Rio Tinto's current operations. In the face of these challenges, Rio Tinto is working to adapt their operations and processes to assist in the process of stemming climate change.
Will Skipping the Hybrid Step Allow Nissan to Emerge as a Leader?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:54 pm
Nissan Motors has been recognized for its climate efforts and innovation in zero emission vehicles. Will the company's efforts be enough to increase the penetration of electric vehicles around the world?
Cancun, a paradise with an expiration date?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:18 pm
Miles and miles of white sand inviting you to spend the day under a lounge chair facing the sea. That’s the perfect picture of your ideal vacation in the Mexican Caribbean beaches and resorts. But this picture that may have [...]
Florida’s Coastal Property Insurance – Who Let the Rain Out?
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm
Hurricanes and Climate Effects on Florida's Homeowners Insurance Market
Adapt or Get Left Behind: How NRG Reinvented Itself from a Fossil-Fuel Company into a Clean Energy Giant
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:31 am
How did a traditional fossil-fuel company reinvent itself as a clean energy giant in less than a decade and shake the rest of the industry out of its complacency? It viewed climate change as an opportunity not a threat.
H&M: Root of the Problem or Key to a Solution?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 2:35 am
Will a fast fashion giant save the apparel industry from the effects of climate change?
Posted on November 2, 2016 at 10:37 pm
Climate change puts the sustainability of the wine industry at risk. The article looks into a global wine company’s response to the challenge and provides further recommendations.
Seeking Snow: The Impact of Climate Change on Vail Resorts
George Hanscom
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm
Climate change and rising global surface temperatures are threatening the entire ski and snowboard industry. Just how much of a risk is climate change to Vail Resorts Inc. and what can they do about it?
Greener Apple
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
In college, I did a research project on the sustainability of Keurig’s coffee machine, looking specifically at its product design. Today, I wanted to talk about Apple, another electronics manufacturer, but from a more holistic perspective – business operations Apple’s [...]
Climate Change Challenges Brewing for Starbucks
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 8:44 pm
A new report from the Climate Institute predicts that climate change will halve the amount of land area suitable for coffee production by 2050 [1]. In parts of Brazil and Central America where the most popular type of coffee, Arabica, [...]
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm
L’Oréal recognized as authority in climate change mitigation for 4th year in a row!
Thanks To Climate Change, The World Is Not Your Oyster
Kelly Burke
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Oysters are shucked unless Island Creek does something about it.
Sunny Days Ahead for SolarCity?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm
The future of SolarCity remains uncertain, yet promising.
British Petroleum (BP): From Deepwater Horizon Menace to Wind Power Angel?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:51 am
BP, an oil and gas supermajor, are investing in their future through renewable energy and natural gas deals. Is this enough or should they be doing more?
Is flood relief pouring into all the wrong places?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:05 am
Thanks to climate change, the timing and location of natural disasters are as unpredictable as ever. How, then, can humanitarian aid stay ahead of the storm?
Delta Airlines: Can It Soar to New Heights?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:24 am
Delta Airlines: More turbulence and flight delays ahead?
Climate Change in Commercial Air Travel
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 11:50 pm
Discussion on the impact of climate change on how aircraft manufacturers operate, with a particular focus on Boeing.
Are hang tags causing global warming?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 12:27 am
Have you every though about the fact that there is an actual industry that specializes in the manufacturing of labels for the garment industry?
Time for Marriott to ‘Check-in’ to Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm
Climate change has the potential to destroy Marriott International’s business as we know it. From its resorts nestled along the beautiful white sandy beaches of the Caribbean to its majestic mountain ski lodges, Marriott is profitable when weather is stable [...]
Starbucks: Waking up to Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm
Starbucks is leading the field in its reaction to climate change by improving its coffee procurement processes.
Chasing Tuna
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:02 am
I need the right temperature and sea level to be able to catch as many tunas as possible. Therefore, I should be ahead of the curve in Global Warming preparation, right? Think again.
Vail Resorts: Is Diversification Enough?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Vail has expanded geographically and promoted summer activities to contend with lower snowfall. But is diversification enough long term?
Vail Resorts, Inc: The Cold Business of Beating Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:56 am
The planet is getting warmer and ski resorts are not exempt. How can Vail Resorts, Inc. protect a business that relies on cold weather?
Flying Somewhere? Boston Airport’s Plan for Climate Change
TOM student
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Logan airport’s multi-million-dollar plan to increase resilience while reducing its climate impact