It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s executive chairman, felt compelled to talk about global warming. It would be irresponsible not to contemplate it,” Mr. Page said, bundled up in a wool sport coat layered over a zip-up sweater. “I’m 63 years old, and I’ve grown up in the upper latitudes. I’ve seen too much change to presume we might not get more.” read more http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/business/energy-environment/climate-changes-bottom-line.html?_r=0
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“Every time, they were wrong,” President Obama said today in rolling out his Climate Change Action Plan(PDF) to diminish the nation’s use of coal and other fossil fuels and invest in renewable sources of energy. He was, of course, referring to those who’ve opposed environmental regulations on the grounds that measures such as the Clean Air Act, or the 1988 agreement to curb acid rain, kill jobs and harm the economy. Read "Obama's Climate Plan to Ditch Coal Will Be Good for Business. Really"
Today, 108 ski areas from around the United States joined with 40 other businesses, Ceres and its BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) in signing the Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to seize the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change. Read "More than 100 Ski Area Sign Climate Declaration"
"Seventy percent of companies believe that climate change has the potential to negatively impact their revenue; but there is a gap between major multinational companies that belong to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and their suppliers, according to a new study. The report 'Reducing Risk and Driving Business Value,' published by the CDP and Accenture, is based on information from 2,415 companies, including 2,363 suppliers and 52 major purchasing organizations that are CDP Supply Chain program members. Those members, which include Dell, Coca-Cola and Walmart, represent a combined spending power of $1 trillion."
Read full review of 'Dell, Walmart Among Companies Concerned about Climate Change' on Energy Manager