Disclosure ≠ Climate Planning

Disclosure ≠ Climate Planning

This is the story of how and why a smart person completely missed the real corporate dangers of climate change.

The other day a corporate executive told me, "I've been getting board & investor pressure to disclose our climate liabilities and I think we've finally turned the corner.  We understand our liabilities now that we have a clear sense of how we impact the environment."

"Great." I said, "So what about how the environment effects you?"

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The IPCC Process and Why Business Should Trust It.

The IPCC Process and Why Business Should Trust It.

A host of excellent sources exist for reports on climate change, its current impacts, and likely future scenarios it will cause.  Authorship ranges from the academic world to reporting bodies, finance professionals to non-profits.  Virtually all of these reports, to a greater or lesser degree, cite the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a source text for their findings and predictions.  So authoritative are the IPCC's reports that it makes sense to explain how they arrive at their conclusions and lay out for the business community why the IPCC is so trustworthy.  

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