Corporate Strategy Today: Issue 12
Leading Corporate Strategies and Climate Change:
A Few Key Business Examples
This edition of CST includes fascinating case studies about how companies are analyzing and addressing the threats and opportunities of a carbon-constrained world. Some companies are being coaxed into action, some are required to take action, and some have the right environment where taking action has created additional profitable business opportunities.
Issue XII release date: August 1, 2006
- Joan Wales, VP, Strategy and Planning Remediation at BP
Challenges in Governance and Innovation
- This article describes the evolution and complexity of BP's climate change strategies, including BP's own environmental footprint, a reinvention of its energy products to go beyond petroleum, and a recognition that their climate change strategies are both a business opportunity and a responsibility.
- Truman Semans, Pew Center Director for Markets & Business Strategy
Succeeding in a Carbon-Constrained World
- Truman Seamans of the Pew Center on Climate Change details the inevitability of a stronger U.S. climate change policy, the increasing business leadership on climate issues, the factors that influence corporate climate strategies, and the effective business strategies that address climate change.
- Skiles Boyd, VP, Environmental Health and Safety at DTE
Climate Change Report Shareholders Request:
Progressive Action + Practical Steps +
Strong Relationships = Positive Experience
- Skiles Boyd of DTE Energy describes how inquisitive shareholders can represent divine intervention by increasing corporate transparency and uncovering business opportunities.
- Steve Percy, former CEO of BP America, AHC Group Senior Associate
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Corporate Strategy
- Over the past several years, the author has worked on the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Steve’s article brilliantly points out that ecosystem degradation presents threats to businesses through high costs, supply disruption, government restraint and stakeholder demands, and, simultaneously, opportunities to businesses through new technologies and business models.
- Frank E. Loy, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
Financing the GEF: What Europe Can and Must Do
- Frank Loy, the chief U.S. climate change negotiator in the second Clinton Administration, provides an international perspective on the latest current events regarding climate change, the Bush administration, and what Europe really needs to do to be the global leader on climate change.
Why has the AHC Group offered this special climate change monograph?
- For over three decades we have been known to publish “state-of-play” trustworthy analysis of key trends to management on corporate strategy.
- Current energy and oil price volatility, and mounting environmental checks regarding carbon trading, climate change, brand positions, and the future of oil reserves make this monograph’s family of related articles both timely and worthy to share with your officers, top operating people, IR staff, and your EHS executives.