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A View from the Peak: Balancing Our Carbon Budget

Earlier this year, the financial services company HSBC came out with a report in which their analysts calculated that taking climate change seriously could cut share prices of major oil companies by up to 60%. That report, Peak Planet: The next upswing for the climate agenda, held some sobering news for business. Now that it has been made freely available on the company’s website, executives concerned with managing risks may want to read it.

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Playing Russian Roulette — With the Gun Pointed at Our Children

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How can you explain to ordinary people the dangers of not taking action to lower the risks associated with climate change in the future?

That's a question MIT Sloan School professor John Sterman has given thought to -- which was evident when he gave a presentation on climate change last week at a systems thinking conference at MIT.

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Mitigating Climate Risks: The Business Challenge

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Think about the challenges involved in combating climate change, and issues like international cooperation, public opinion, public policy and technological innovation may all come to mind. But there's another key topic that may not come to mind quite as readily -- and that's a business challenge.

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The benefits of pricing carbon

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Sign of the times: In a wide-ranging speech on energy policy, a leading U.S. energy executive discusses the need to place some type of price on carbon dioxide emissions.

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Peter Senge on sustainability and climate change

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This month's Strategy+Business contains a beautiful, must-read article co-authored by MIT Sloan School's Peter Senge (with Bryan Smith of York University's Sustainable Enterprise Academy and Nina Kruschwitz).

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