May, 2017

The three ‘trip factors’ of climate risk

Companies need to spend more time thinking about how climate and environment are going to affect the financial performance of the company, said Lucy Nottingham, director of global risk center, Marsh & McLennan. She discusses the three “trip factors” of environmental risk: the evolution of technology that arises in the transition to a clean economy; the impact of extreme weather effects and resource scarcity; and regulatory changes, like carbon tax. 

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The three ‘trip factors’ of climate risk

Companies need to spend more time thinking about how climate and environment are going to affect the financial performance of the company, said Lucy Nottingham, director of global risk center, Marsh & McLennan. She discusses the three “trip factors” of environmental risk: the evolution of technology that arises in the transition to a clean economy; the impact of extreme weather effects and resource scarcity; and regulatory changes, like carbon tax. 

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The hottest business trends are circular

The linear economy poses serious financial, reputational and regulatory risks as resources diminish and demand grows, and more companies recognize that.

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Safety concerns overshadow energy-slashing potential of smart homes

Until technology companies address hacking incidents and other security issues, it does little good to talk up the environmental benefits.

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How the blockchain could fight grid cyber-threats

The electricity system is about to experience a several-orders-of-magnitude increase in the number of vulnerabilities to cyber-threats.

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How the blockchain could fight grid cyber-threats

The electricity system is about to experience a several-orders-of-magnitude increase in the number of vulnerabilities to cyber-threats.

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From Uber to Ford; Detroit and Honolulu see green

This month’s Names in the News roundup of green business career moves spans the world of transportation, cities and apparel.

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From Uber to Ford; Detroit and Honolulu see green

This month’s Names in the News roundup of green business career moves spans the world of transportation, cities and apparel.

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Rethinking the water cycle through corporate collaboration

“Business as usual will lead to a 40 percent gap in supply demand of water by 2030,” said Emilio Tenuta, vice president of corporate sustainability at Ecolab. However, “despite water conservation projects, since 2011, corporate water use has only declined by 10 percent.According to Tenuta, if the world is to address the pressing issue of water quality scarcity, “we’re going to have to create partnerships that accelerate change and reinvent the way we work.” 

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How investors can mobilize against climate change

As America puts high volumes of low-cost capital to work on sustainable infrastructure, people will go back to work, find their dream home and start spending again.

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