Research on climate change adaptation focuses on strategic and operational responses to carbon management and reduction and changing climate patterns. While there is a great deal of literature examining business and climate change issues, the number of research articles explicitly examining how businesses actually adapt to climate change is surprisingly small.

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Systematic Review: Climate Change

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This systematic review points to risks and opportunities for many leading sectors dealing with climate change.

Briefing Note: Climate Change Adaptation

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Climate change is a business issue. Here are four reasons why adapting to a changing climate should be on every executive’s radar.

Top 5 Insights from CSR Thought Leaders

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Explore 2012’s most popular Thought Leader posts.

The 5 Practices of Visionary Companies

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What do a tire company, yogurt company, and luxury goods producer have in common? Five practices to reduce waste, improve reputation, and increase revenues.

3 Ways SMEs can Tackle ISO 14001

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Research proposes three ways small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can tackle ISO 14001 certification.

Investors Reward Environmental Results – Not Targets

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Firms that take tangible action to improve sustainability generate greater investor interest than companies that simply set targets.

Summary Report: Business Adaptation to Climate Change

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When uncertainty exists, the tendency is to do nothing. Avoid the paralysis of inaction that will leave your firm unprepared for extreme climate events.

Investors Need Better Data, Not More

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Data quality needs to improve. But carbon disclosure and reporting continues to attract attention from the public, media, government, and business alike.

Primer: Climate Change

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The primer is designed for professionals with limited experience in CSR who want to learn about the effects of climate change on business.

Deregulation Lets Companies Better Serve Green Consumers

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Research shows that deregulation offers competitive advantage and increases green power in the U.S. electrical utility industry.

Shared-Savings Contracts Benefit the Environment and the Bottom Line

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Research shows that shared-savings contracts between suppliers and buyers can help the environment and drive higher profitability.

Adapt Your Climate Strategy to Stay Competitive

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How can oil companies best respond to global competition and climate change? Keep up with competition by adapting your climate change strategy.

Firm Responses to Climate Change are Inconsistent

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Businesses are increasing responses to climate change, yet CO2 emissions continue to rise. Your firm doesn’t need to follow this trend.

Get Involved Early in Emissions Trading Talks

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Firms can benefit from considering their role in emissions trading early to stay ahead of regulation and competition.


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