Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy?

Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy?

by Andrew J. Hoffman, John G. Woody

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Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. And increasingly, it's become a crucial business issue. How will you and your company respond?

In Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy? Andrew Hoffman and John Woody provide concise and reliable advice to help you answer this question. Drawing from their extensive experience working with organizations to address issues of environmental sustainability, the authors explain the impact of climate change on businesses and present a three-step process for developing an effective climate-change strategy:

· Determine your company's "carbon footprint" and the ways in which potential changes in policy and markets will affect how you position your products and services.

· Reduce your carbon footprint in ways that create new strategic advantages.

· Gain a seat at the policy-development table so you can begin influencing policy decisions that will affect your company.

Packed with cogent advice and examples of how organizations in a wide range of industries are adopting this process, Climate Change is your playbook for strategically addressing a complex problem that no company can afford to ignore.

From our Memo to the CEO series -- solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422146071
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Memo to the CEO
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 115
File size: 126 KB

About the Author

Andrew Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan and Associate Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

John Woody is a Deal Associate at MMA Renewable Ventures, a renewable energy firm in San Francisco. Previously, he was the Business Solutions Fellow for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

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Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a fact of life, and no one is immune from the inconvenience of a child, spouse, or close family member coming down with "The Cancer." While most business owners and leaders would allow this every day distraction to "Take their eye of the business ball," this book will show you not only how to mitigate the distraction of a dying loved on, but will reveal strategies that will allow your business to BENEFIT from these sudden and fast-moving changes. We will cover topics such as: **Acting fast to cut your wife or child off of the company health plan before the expenses can begin to pile up. Remember - denying medical services and procedures not only saves money for the newly is a big time saver as well! **Learn the tax and marketing benefits of a child dying of cancer...and come to understand the true social, economic, and "soft" benefits of a child contracting cancer earlier in life. But not to early...because there are limited benefits when the child is under a month old! **Learn successful and little considered strategies of working the secretarial pool BEFORE your wife passes. The more seamless and less disruptive the transition, the better it is for your profit margin. **Find simple fixes to keep your eyes on your business and the future, and not your child and the past. **Learn how to get that dying loved one (and yourself) "and the table," and get those big accounts. We will show you how to fake caring and concern better than you thought possible. AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! Release date: December 25th, 2018.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Don't waste time debating the science of global warming argue Andrew J. Hoffman and John G. Woody in this slim volume, part of the Memo to the CEO series. Instead, think about how climate change can harm your company or give you a business edge. The authors build a compelling case that addressing climate change is the right thing to do - from a fiduciary perspective. They look at the impact of global warming and describe concrete actions corporate leaders should consider. Their guide covers the regulatory and scientific basics of climate change and offers real-world examples of companies responding to this threat. Hoffman and Woody talk directly to executives and managers about this daunting challenge.