Business Advantage On A Warming Planet

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Jonathan Lash. Delivered at the forum "Energy Investing In a Carbon-Constrained World". June 8, 2006 (Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA).

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  • Business Advantage On A Warming Planet

    1. Business Advantage On A Warming Planet Jonathan Lash World Resources Institute
    2. Climate Competitiveness with the Auto Industry Source: World Resources Institute and Sustainable Asset Management
    3. Comparison of Fuel Economy and GHG Emissions Standards around the World
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    7. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) Concentrations Source : C.D. Keeling and T.P. Whorf, Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations (ppmv) derived from in situ air samples collected at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, August 1998. A. Neftel et al, Historical CO2 Record from the Siple Station Ice Core, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland, September 1994. See http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/trends/co2/contents.htm
    8. Millennial N. Hemisphere (AD1000-1999) Source : IPCC TAR
    9. Dramatic Changes: An Ice-free Arctic? 1979-2003: Progressive Loss of Arctic Ice
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    11. 1960 – World’s 6 th largest lake 1963 – 2001 shrunk 95%, wetlands spoilt Source: UNEP – ONE PLANET MANY PEOPLE: Atlas of our Changing Environment Lake Chad Water withdrawals from rivers/lakes doubled since 1960
    12. The Frequency of Weather Related Disasters Data from Swiss Re 2005
    13. Global Ocean Currents
    14. A More Poisonous Poison Ivy
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    16. U.S.: Emerging State-Level CO2 Regulation Source: CO2e.com
    17. www.azfoo.net
    18. Projections of CO2 and Temperature to 2100
    19. Temperature Projections and Risk
    20. 2055 2005 14 7 Billion of Tons of Carbon Emitted per Year 1955 0 Currently projected path Flat path Historical emissions 1.9  2105 14 GtC/y 7 GtC/y Seven “wedges” Wedges O Source: Robert Socolw, www.princeton.edu/~cmi
    21. Energy Efficiency Coal-based Synfuels with CCS Wind power Reforestation Mass transit Stabilization Triangle 2004 2054 7 GtC/y 14 GtC/y Fill the Stabilization Triangle with Seven Wedges Carbon Capture & Storage Adapted from: Robert Socolw, www.princeton.edu/~cmi Biofuels
    22. Climate Risk Sector Level Company Level Products / Technology Litigation Reputation / Brand Political / Regulatory Supply Chain Physical Risk How Climate Risk Influences Corporate Value
    23. August 28, 2005 Photo Credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team Hurricane Katrina
    24. Climate Risk Sector Level Company Level Products / Technology Litigation Reputation / Brand Political / Regulatory Supply Chain Physical Risk How Climate Risk Influences Corporate Value
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    26. Climate Risk Sector Level Company Level Products / Technology Litigation Reputation / Brand Political / Regulatory Supply Chain Physical Risk How Climate Risk Influences Corporate Value
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    28. Climate Risk Sector Level Company Level Products / Technology Litigation Reputation / Brand Political / Regulatory Supply Chain Physical Risk How Climate Risk Influences Corporate Value
    29. New Patterns of Pest Damage The New York Times, June 25, 2002
    30. Climate Risk Sector Level Company Level Products / Technology Litigation Reputation / Brand Political / Regulatory Supply Chain Physical Risk How Climate Risk Influences Corporate Value
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    32. Climate Risk Sector Level Company Level Products / Technology Litigation Reputation / Brand Political / Regulatory Supply Chain Physical Risk How Climate Risk Influences Corporate Value
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    34. Potential Climate Change Impacts on Cash Flows and Cost of Capital
    35. M e MAC : 4 Steps to Business Advantage <ul><li>Measure - Quantify the Company’s Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Manage - Mitigating Climate Value at Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt - Use Knowledge Gained to Adapt to Climate Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Compete - Develop a “Climate Competitive Advantage” </li></ul>
    36. Managing Risk: Measure/Manage
    37. GPMDG <ul><li>Alcoa Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Cargill Dow LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Delphi Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Dow Chemical Company </li></ul><ul><li>DuPont </li></ul><ul><li>FedEx Kinko's </li></ul><ul><li>General Motors </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson & Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>NatureWorks LLC </li></ul><ul><li>Pitney Bowes </li></ul><ul><li>Staples </li></ul><ul><li>Starbucks </li></ul>
    38. GE: Ecomagination
    39. P roducing plastics, for packaging and fibers, from 100% annually renewable resources Photo courtesy of Sterling Planet Insert photo of PLA product <ul><li>Offset 100% of the company’s net greenhouse gas emissions from polymer production and the world’s largest lactic acid plant </li></ul><ul><li>NatureWorks ® PLA is now the world’s first greenhouse-gas neutral polymer </li></ul>Business case <ul><li>59 million kWh/year of Green-e ® certified RECs </li></ul><ul><li>Generated by 22 MW of wind turbines in Great Plains </li></ul>2005 new green power purchase
    40. Interface – GHG’s Down, Returns Up
    41. New York City circa 1950
    42. New York City December 2001
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