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Climate: Shared risk. Shared response.

Highlights the increasing threats of climate change, explores how today’s leaders can mitigate the more critical effects, and looks at how different industries are charting their own sustainability journeys.

The Climate Challenge

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Confronting climate risk

– The changing climate is poised to create a wide array of economic, business, and social risks over the next three decades. Leaders should start integrating climate risk into their decision making now.
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Reckoning with the overlooked business risks of climate change

– Experts from the Woods Hole Research Center discuss how companies are missing the scope of mounting physical risks from climate change.
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Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

– Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting.
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Water: A human and business priority

– Water stress increases risk for communities and businesses. Through proactive individual and collective action, businesses can combat the water crisis.

THE TOP-MANAGEMENT RESPONSE

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Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world

– The coronavirus crisis holds profound lessons that can help us address climate change—if we make greater economic and environmental resiliency core to our planning for the recovery ahead.
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‘Bring the problem forward’: Larry Fink on climate risk

– The physical impact of climate change will lead to a major capital reallocation, says the head of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager.
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Taking ownership of a sustainable future

– Three CEOs offer lessons on their pursuit of sustainability.

SNAPSHOTS OF THE SHIFTS AHEAD

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Feeding the world sustainably

– Green technologies, biotech advances, and artificial intelligence could help tame agricultural emissions and waste, while safeguarding ocean resources.
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Reimagining industrial operations

– Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.
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Powering up sustainable energy

– Can the power industry simultaneously decarbonize generation, propel the transition to electric vehicles, and keep the lights on?

Other Features

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Purpose: Shifting from why to how

– What is your company’s core reason for being, and where can you have a unique, positive impact on society? Now more than ever, you need good answers to these questions.