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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Nutreco: Feeding the Future
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm
How effective is Nutreco with regards to its mission to "feed the future"?
The Caribbean: Land of Extreme Sunshine or Extreme Hurricanes?
Will Alexander
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm
To save its member island states, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre must protect the region from increasingly severe extreme weather.
Climate Change and The Wonderful Company: A Growing Concern
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm
As California struggles with climate change, how should Wonderful respond?
Do political parties use climate change demagogically?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm
Climate change is a frequent topic in political debates, but what is the real objective of politicians when defining their energy policy? Is it to reduce global warming or just to maximize re-election probabilities? This article provides evidence of a [...]
Is JBS doing a good job for reducing greenhouse gas emission?
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm
According to the United Nations, the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050[1]. In that context, food production will need to increase, which poses a series of challenges. Food providers, specifically meat producers, account for a high [...]
DHL decides to Go Green and set targets for own carbon emissions!
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 8:15 am
The climate change is undeniable, and approximately 85% of all Carbon emissions are concentrated in 3 sectors. Companies in those sectors should be the ones most concerned about reduction initiatives, not only because of current and potentially new regulation policies, [...]
Say it ain’t so, Chipotle: How climate change may harm guacamole at the burrito giant
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm
Could climate change hit guacamole next?
Whoever Taught You Oil and Water Can’t Mix Was WRONG
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 11:25 pm
Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas is leading the industry in using innovative methods to mitigate the impacts of climate change on water resources while continuing to quench America’s energy thirst.
Are partisan politics and crony capitalism to blame for the decline of the coal industry?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm
The coal industry has been devastated over the last 6 years while coal executives have clung to the past. Refusing to accept the facts of climate change, they have stuck to their core business, blamed partisan politics and fallen into [...]
Starbucks: Impact of Climate Change on Your Daily Cup of Coffee
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm
Starbucks is taking on climate change by helping implement sustainable farming practices, innovating on coffee beans, and offering financial assistance to its partners. Is this enough?
Ship Happens! How the U.S. Navy is adapting to and fighting climate change.
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm
The U.S. Navy has made substantial headway combating and adapting to climate change
ExxonMobil: Why consider renewables if my business is already profitable?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm
Does climate change exist and should we worry about it? The question that crossed the minds of many executives at ExxonMobil. From 1998 to 2008, the company’s scientists were convinced that climate change did not have negative consequences on society[1]. [...]
Sustainable Innovation at Nike
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 10:13 pm
Nike is on its way to transforming its entire supply chain to one committed to sustainable innovation.
The National Wildlife Federation: Preventing Tomorrow’s Water World
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 6:19 pm
While the physical devastations of climate change will significantly harm the environment, the resulting behavioral and regulatory adaptations present substantial opportunities.
Winter isn’t coming: How ski resorts are responding to climate change
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm
The impact of climate change is well-documented: temperatures are rising, droughts are becoming longer, and winter is getting shorter and shorter. For snow-sport enthusiasts, this begets the inevitable question: Is skiing a dying sport? Can Ski Mountains survive shorter winters? [...]
We’re Going to Build a (Sea)Wall: Cognitive Dissonance in The Trump Organization
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 11:01 pm
How does Donald Trump—an outspoken skeptic of climate change—plan to succeed in the hospitality industry, where the effects of climate change are so damaging?
Answering Climate Change with a Meaty Disruption
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm
A San Francisco-based startup cooks up a juicy new solution to eliminate animal agriculture emissions.
Can Allstate be the ‘Hail Mary’ to the Climate Change Debate?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 8:02 am
In this post, I analyze how Allstate is relevant and influential in the climate change debate.
Corking Climate Change
The Concerned Corker
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:40 pm
Building materials for climate change adaptation, one cork at a time.
Miami is going to sink… and the Latin Americans are going to pay for it
Dan Routh
Last modified on November 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Make no bones about it, Miami is going to sink.  Ocean levels are rising globally at an increasing rate due to global warming, and Miami’s low-elevation geography makes it especially vulnerable.  The question is not if, but when (1).  And [...]
Watery Times for Lend Lease
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm
Positioning themselves as a leader in sustainability, Lend Lease is on target to build Australia’s first carbon neutral commercial building, but are they truly prepared for the changes to come?
The Melting Final Frontier: A Silver-Lining for Cargo Liners
Emily Brockway
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Although climate change generates huge losses for Mother Nature and humankind, it turns out that it’s not all bad news. In fact, the devastating effects of climate change may generate substantial financial gains for some industries. One such industry is [...]
Genius or Reckless: Lockheed Martin’s Venture to Climate Change
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm
While some competitors and investors may label Lockheed Martin’s commitment to energy as extensive and perhaps reckless, few can underestimate the value that they could provide if they get it right. Compact fusion reactors must be the beginning, and full-scale [...]
How a Paper Company is trying to write a new chapter on sustainability
Carlos Costa
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm
The effects of the climate changes can impact virtually all kinds of business. What is a paper and pulp company in Brazil doing in order to adapt to the new reality imposed by these changes?
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