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)

Can a “Brown” Consolidator Lead the “Green” Revolution? — David Crane and NRG Energy
Driver Safety!
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 12:34 am
Under David Crane, NRG Energy became the U.S.'s largest Independent Power Producer and a Fortune 200 company. It also became one of the largest renewable power generators in the country. But why haven't any of us heard about NRG? What [...]
700 years of electricity from nuclear waste? Can TerraPower do it?
Last modified on November 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm
While investments in solar panels, wind turbines, biofuels, and hydropower continue to increase, it will not be enough to meet the 56% increase in energy consumption by 2040. [1]
Papercut: Climate Change’s Impact on the Pulp & Paper Industry
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm
The pulp and paper industry raises environmental concerns on multiple fronts: wood pulp from trees is required as an input to the paper-making process, and the paper production process itself is highly energy-intensive. In the face of climate change, how [...]
The Battle at the Top of the World
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm
With ice in the Arctic melting, Crystal Cruises jumped to show passengers incredible vistas. But danger might be lurking below the surface.
Is Pepsi thirsty?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 2:26 am
Water is the single most important resource to mankind
Science Fiction Will Save the World
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm
SciFi films allow us to grapple with the myriad futures that might await us. Legendary Pictures has a powerful (and profitable) card to play in the global climate change conversation.
… Still Got Milk?
Rony Brodsky
Last modified on November 5, 2016 at 10:17 am
Climate Resilience for Dairy in India
Coal Power vs. Climate Change
V. Rubeus
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 7:57 am
How Power Companies Adapt to a Changing Marketplace
BMW iDisruption
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm
This post discusses the disruptions BMW eletric car series bring to its traditional operating model.
The Future of Flight: Boeing’s Emissions Battle
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 10:18 pm
Commercial aviation has created a more connected world, but can we cope with the side effects of this increasingly accessible luxury?
Going Out-of-Pocket for Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:01 pm
How does a health system begin to prepare for the health effects of climate change on its patient population?
Can top chefs play a big role in reducing global warming?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm
Pioneer chefs across the country are starting to embrace the new food revolution: a plant based burger that tastes, smells and feels like the real thing. Converts include traditional “meat only chefs” such as Chef Chris Cosentino, winner of ‘Top [...]
Straddling regulation: A refiner’s opportunities and setbacks in the face of climate change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Alon USA faces challenges with increasing climate change regulation in California, but if they can shift to renewables quickly they stand to make a (sustainable) profit.
Echo Mobile: Helping Farmers Build Climate Resilience
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Echo Mobile harnesses the power of mobile technology
Galaxy Green Energy, Inc. – One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Renewable Energy
Alan Du
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm
China, the world’s largest emerging economy, is continuing to experience economic maturation and urbanization of an unprecedented scale. The ballooning urban populations are causing tremendous pressure on energy producers, coupled with enormous amounts of waste. According to Chinese state-owned news [...]
Related Group of Florida – A New Meaning to ‘Underwater’ Real Estate
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Miami's biggest real estate developer will have to face the music sooner or later. As Will Smith notes: “Yo I heard the rain storms ain't nuttin' to mess wit / but I can't feel a drip on the strip, it's [...]
Hilton Worldwide – cutting the green edge or imitating the competitors?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Assessment of Hilton Worldwide response to global warming.
Negotiating your own demise
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm
Is Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco's shift towards sustainable development forced or voluntary?
Delta Air Lines navigating headwinds on path to low-carbon future
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:07 pm
Delta Air Lines faces operating decisions in response to growing industry adoption of a carbon-neutral future.
Can Avery Dennison Deliver the Full Sustainability Package?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm
Will a leading packaging solutions provider catalyze a climate change Death Spiral, or sustainably change the industry landscape?
How to feed 10 billion
Laura C
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 2:40 pm
The world is facing a major demand gap in food production over the next three decades with 1 in every 4 of us projected to go hungry by 2050. Here's how technology can help us bridge the gap.
Big box retailers and climate change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Impact of climate change on energy consumption pattern from big box retailers and their role in changing the industry standards
H&M: Environmental Steward or Greenwashing Marketer?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm
H&M has incorporated eco-friendly practices in its operational strategy, but the fact remains that a fundamental tension exists between the enormous environmental footprint generated by its fast fashion business model and its aim to produce sustainable garments.
Carnival Corporation: Greener and Cleaner?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm
Is Carnival Corporation Creating Waves with its Climate Change Efforts? With a portfolio of ten brands, Carnival Corporation (Carnival) – a giant in the cruise industry – carried 10.8 million passengers in 2015 onboard their 99 ships, which accounted for [...]