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)

Just do it: Carving the path to sustainability
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm
In a world of increasing climate change issues, Nike has been a leader in addressing its impact on global warming.
VIPshop: Combat climate change in China e-commerce
Derek Cheng
Last modified on November 1, 2016 at 6:58 pm
Summary VIPshop is a Chinese-based discount e-commerce retailer with USD $~15B annual GMV in 2016. It is now the 3rd largest e-commerce website in China and the 6th largest one globally. Because of the large transaction volume, the usage of [...]
Planet Labs: A Satellite Startup Takes a Flight to Feed the World
Eunji Chung
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm
As global food production struggles to meet rapidly growing demand, a nanosatellite startup dares to photograph the entire planet every day, providing unprecedented visibility and business tools to feed the world.
Is Big Data and Technology the Solution to the Potential Food Shortage?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Technology, Innovation, Data and Agriculture
Drink Up! That wine ain’t cheap…and it ain’t getting cheaper.
Ronnie Palejwala
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 12:31 am
With some experts predicting an 85% drop in wine production by 2050, we all need to consider stocking up for wine-pocolypse.
Why a Chemical Company Embraced Climate Change Regulations
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:05 pm
Chemours successfully adapted to anticipated regulatory changes, resulting in a competitive advantage.
Walmart – Save CARBON. Live better.
Johann F
Posted on November 3, 2016 at 8:11 pm
The U.S. Food Retail industry is in my view a particularly important industry with respect to climate change, because its wide reach provides the opportunity to affect change across supply chains and to educate consumers. Observing the impact of climate [...]
The Queen of the Adriatic is sliding into the sea. Can MOSE flood barrier fight the laws of nature?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 2:34 am
"Venice is a great treasure for the whole of mankind and it is indeed a great shame if the latest knowledge is not applied to saving Venice" - Roger J. Braithwaite
Hot Chocolate: Climate Change Threatens to Melt Global Chocolate Supply
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 1:07 am
We all know the classic M-and-Ms promise: “they’ll melt in your mouth, not in your hands.” Unfortunately, chocolate lovers everywhere should fear the negative effect climate change is already having on this beloved sugary treat.
Swept Away: Municipalities drowning in the flood
Carlos Danger
Last modified on November 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm
In the face of increased volatility in precipitation, what threats do municipalities face regarding floodwater controls, and what strategies can they deploy to meet this coming threat?
MoBike – A Sharing Economy That Go Green
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm
With sharing-economy companies like UBER are debatably providing environmental values in reducing greenhouse gas emission, is the hot bike-sharing startup in China “growing” to make some difference?
Going bananas over climate change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
What will happen to the ubiquitous yellow fruit as global temperatures increase?
The Love-Hate Relationship between Agricultue and Climate Change
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm
The agriculture industry continues to find ways to be resilient when facing the negative effects of climate change.
Autonomous Taxis to Join the Fight Against Global Warming
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm
NuTonomy is tackling algorithms for driverless cars in urban settings.
Where’s the Beef (Going)?
Posted on November 4, 2016 at 5:40 pm
Diets have changed throughout time, and current food consumption patterns, which are impacting global climate change, may result in radical changes in what we eat in the future
USACE in the Age of Climate Change
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Understanding the importance and current status of retrofits to our nation's civil infrastructure.
Nike: A Poster Child for Climate Change?
Lynn Xie
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 8:52 pm
Nike walks the talk when it comes to sustainability
Tesla: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainable Energy
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Tesla is accelerating the transition to sustainable energy by launching a more affordable electric car and by acquiring SolarCity
‘Mother of All Risks’: Climate Change and the U.S. Armed Forces
Last modified on November 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm
At the Pentagon, there is growing consensus that military leaders must innovate to meet the threats posed by climate change head-on
How to embrace the shift to a low carbon future when you are an oil company: The Statoil case
Last modified on November 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm
How Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas major, is positioning itself for a low carbon future
Will Global Warming Destroy E&J Gallo Winery?
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm
Can E&J Gallo, one of the world's leading wine producers, outlast the impact of global of warming?
TSMC: Moving towards sustainable semiconductor manufacturing
Haibo Zhao
Last modified on November 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm
As the world's largest pure-play semiconductor foundry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company ("TSMC") manufactures and sells millions of semiconductor wafers each year. The company is affected by climate change in a number of different ways, facing a combination of (1) regulatory, [...]
“Eco Ship”: Future of Japanese Shipbuilding Industry
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 5:08 am
International regulation on ship’s emission, which is tightened year by year, brings huge opportunities to shipbuilding industry. In August 2016, four large Japanese shipbuilding companies announced they had started discussing operational cooperation for "Eco Ship" business.
Antofagasta Minerals – Let’s change the mining industry
Last modified on November 4, 2016 at 6:26 pm
What are the mining companies doing and what else can they do to address climate change issues?
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