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)

The new ‘wind’ power: Cow backpacks and other solutions to agricultural methane emissions
Nick G
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm
Why a low-key New Zealand dairy company could do more to solve climate change than Tesla
It’s the World’s “Greenest Café”…and it’s on Wheels?
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm
What do you get when you cross Scandinavian craftsmanship with Silicon Valley cash and add a heavy dose of caffeine? A “bike-powered coffee cart that could take on Starbucks” according to Fast Company.[1] Wheelys is a Stockholm-based coffee store company, [...]
Can ThinkEco Help Users Reduce their Electric Consumption?
Laura Barnes
Posted on November 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm
ThinkEco is a New York City based company in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and energy spaces. They’ve created a piece of hardware called the “Modlet” which connects to their website and mobile apps, allowing customers to monitor their home appliances remotely. [...]
Can Good Food, Good Life and Bad Environment Co-Exist? Nestle’s Response to Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm
Nestle is the biggest purchaser of cocoa in the world. How will they respond if cocoa ceases to exist by 2050, as some scientists predict to be the case?
United’s Climate Change Challenge (642 Words)
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm
One of the most significant emitters of greenhouse gases, which contributes to climate change, are airplanes. Thus airlines like United Airlines are uniquely exposed to climate change and the broader regulatory effort. Aircrafts generally emit a broad range of greenhouse [...]
Cancun: Is the Party Over?
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm
The impact of rising sea levels on beachfront resorts.
Roll Back Malaria: How Climate Change Is Affecting the Fight Against Malaria
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm
Since becoming the focus of one of the WHO’s 8 Millennium Development Goals, malaria rates have rapidly declined. Will climate change threaten to reverse that trend?
Taking Jeans from Blue to Green: How Levi Strauss is Reducing its Water Consumption
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm
A pair of jeans – from its days as a cotton seed to its drop-off at Goodwill – can use nearly 3,800 liters of water. Can the Levi Strauss Water<Less process help reduce this consumption?
HSBC: Role of Banks in Sustainable Financing
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Role of banks to adopt long-term sustainability initiatives in their core business activities. HSBC as an example of a leader in sustainable finance practices, but more still needs to be done by financial institutions in developing capabilities to price environmental [...]
The Sun is Setting On South Beach Miami
Jaiye B. Falusi
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm
In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, Miami-Dade County should encourage urban infill development and invest in inland infrastructure to incentivize its population to move from beach front areas to inland areas.
A Carbon Tax on Airfare: Will It Kill Management Consulting?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm
How can consulting firms maintain margins when facing carbon taxes on airfare?
Gundersen Under the Sun
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:08 am
The future of climate-friendly hospitals: what Gundersen Health is doing to keep it clean
Sysco: Squeezed by a Changing Climate in Consumer Demand
Cookie Monster
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm
How will climate change affect consumers' demand for food, and how will this shift affect the largest US food distributor, Sysco?
Shocka Brah! How Climate Change Is Impacting the World Surf League
Ross Galloway
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 9:04 pm
Rising sea levels, acidifying oceans, and increasing tropical storms put the World Surf League's business at risk - and it needs to do more to save our waves
Climate change in Colombia – A water and energy dilemma
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:23 am
70% of electricity in Colombia is water-generated, making the country vulnerable to the effects of climate change. How does the sale of a State owned enterprise (SOE) factor into how Colombia better protects itself from El Niño phenomenon?
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