What Businesses Need to Know to be    Successful in a Global Economy    Professor Jeremy B. Williams             Chief Aca...
2www.facebook.com/profjeremybwilliams
3                Overview1) Why some believe there is no need to worry   about climate change2) Why we should worry about ...
41) WHY SOME BELIEVE THERE IS NO NEED  TO WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
5Source: nationaljournal.tumblr.com
61.Doubts about  the science
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8Source: krugman.blogs.nytimes.com
92.We will invent  our way out   of trouble
103.Think abouttoday not the    future
111.Doubts about     Bordering on  the science      the absurd2.We will invent   Ignores  our way out      precautionary  ...
122) WHY WE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
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16 The Stern Review, October 2006                     On climate                      change:                      “The g...
17IPCC Fourth Assessment Report                 February, 2007:                 Evidence of Human-                 caused ...
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192005: CO2 = 379ppm
20350.org
21Source: http://www.21school.ox.ac.uk/news/archive/200702_inaugural_lecture.cfm
22Source: http://www.21school.ox.ac.uk/news/archive/200702_inaugural_lecture.cfm
2319282004Upsala Glacier, Argentina
24Blomstrandbreen Glacier, Norway                       1922
25Blomstrandbreen Glacier, Norway                       2002
26The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
27The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
28Southeastern China, February 2011 Anhui Province, China, August 2006
29Floods in Southern China, June 2011,       550,000 left homeless
30           Forced migrationsUN study estimates that there were  50 million environmental  refugees around the world in ...
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321 metre sea level rise will inundate more than 15 percent of Bangladesh, displacing more than 13 million people
33   Annual carbon dioxide emissionsBangladesh: 172kg per capitaUnited States: 21 tonnes per capita
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35 The ecological footprint conceptHow many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?   http://www.myfootprint.org
36     Calculating the ecological footprint Official statistics on  consumption are used to  calculate the amount of  bio...
37                                  Worldwide, there                                  exists about 1.9                    ...
38At what stage do you think humankind will outstrip   its supply of biologically productive hectares?    A.   2010    B. ...
39Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
40Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
41Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
42                                                 ChinaImage source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
433) WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
44Cap and trade
45A tax on pollution
46          “The Virgin Earth Challenge”… USD25 million prize if you can develop “a commercially viable design whichresult...
47Marine cloud whitening?
48This design does not qualify apparently …
49Going about our business naturally                             Radical resource                              productivi...
50     Radical resource productivity Using resources more efficiently in ways that can already be  achieved; e.g. process...
51              Research biomimicrySpider silk                   Abalone shell                            Stenocara beetle
52Reorient to a service and flow economy           Focuses more on            selling and purchasing            services ...
53Invest in natural capital
544) REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
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59  Questions and                      jeremybwilliams.net                      jeremybwilliamscomments please ...   profj...
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  • Sustainable Development & Competitive Advantage: What Businesses Need to Know to be Successful in a Global Economy

    1. What Businesses Need to Know to be Successful in a Global Economy Professor Jeremy B. Williams Chief Academic Officer Knowledge Universe CXO Learning SeriesCII Northern Region Headquarters, Chandigarh, India 21 June 2012
    2. 2www.facebook.com/profjeremybwilliams
    3. 3 Overview1) Why some believe there is no need to worry about climate change2) Why we should worry about climate change3) What needs to be done4) Reasons for optimism?
    4. 41) WHY SOME BELIEVE THERE IS NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
    5. 5Source: nationaljournal.tumblr.com
    6. 61.Doubts about the science
    7. 7
    8. 8Source: krugman.blogs.nytimes.com
    9. 92.We will invent our way out of trouble
    10. 103.Think abouttoday not the future
    11. 111.Doubts about Bordering on the science the absurd2.We will invent Ignores our way out precautionary of trouble principle 3.Think about today not the Unethical future
    12. 122) WHY WE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
    13. 13
    14. 14
    15. 15
    16. 16 The Stern Review, October 2006 On climate change: “The greatest market failure the world has ever seen”Sir Nicholas Stern
    17. 17IPCC Fourth Assessment Report February, 2007: Evidence of Human- caused Global Warming is ... “Unequivocal”
    18. 18
    19. 192005: CO2 = 379ppm
    20. 20350.org
    21. 21Source: http://www.21school.ox.ac.uk/news/archive/200702_inaugural_lecture.cfm
    22. 22Source: http://www.21school.ox.ac.uk/news/archive/200702_inaugural_lecture.cfm
    23. 2319282004Upsala Glacier, Argentina
    24. 24Blomstrandbreen Glacier, Norway 1922
    25. 25Blomstrandbreen Glacier, Norway 2002
    26. 26The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
    27. 27The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
    28. 28Southeastern China, February 2011 Anhui Province, China, August 2006
    29. 29Floods in Southern China, June 2011, 550,000 left homeless
    30. 30 Forced migrationsUN study estimates that there were 50 million environmental refugees around the world in 2010Same study estimates that as many as 100 million people live in areas that are below sea level or liable to storm surge
    31. 31
    32. 321 metre sea level rise will inundate more than 15 percent of Bangladesh, displacing more than 13 million people
    33. 33 Annual carbon dioxide emissionsBangladesh: 172kg per capitaUnited States: 21 tonnes per capita
    34. 34
    35. 35 The ecological footprint conceptHow many planets would we need if everyone lived like you? http://www.myfootprint.org
    36. 36 Calculating the ecological footprint Official statistics on consumption are used to calculate the amount of biologically productive land and water area required to produce the resources consumed and to absorb the wastes generated using prevailing technology Image source: http://www.ew.govt.nz
    37. 37 Worldwide, there exists about 1.9 biologically productive global hectares per personImage source: www.adbusters.org
    38. 38At what stage do you think humankind will outstrip its supply of biologically productive hectares? A. 2010 B. 2020 C. 2050 D. 2100 E. No answer
    39. 39Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
    40. 40Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
    41. 41Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
    42. 42 ChinaImage source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
    43. 433) WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
    44. 44Cap and trade
    45. 45A tax on pollution
    46. 46 “The Virgin Earth Challenge”… USD25 million prize if you can develop “a commercially viable design whichresults in the removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases so as tocontribute materially to the stability of Earth’s climate”.
    47. 47Marine cloud whitening?
    48. 48This design does not qualify apparently …
    49. 49Going about our business naturally  Radical resource productivity  Biomimicry  Service and flow economy  Investing in natural capitalwww.naturalcapitalism.org
    50. 50 Radical resource productivity Using resources more efficiently in ways that can already be achieved; e.g. process redesign (disembodied technical change) or energy efficient buildings, passive solar heating.
    51. 51 Research biomimicrySpider silk Abalone shell Stenocara beetle
    52. 52Reorient to a service and flow economy Focuses more on selling and purchasing services rather than products Makes manufacturers more ecologically responsible
    53. 53Invest in natural capital
    54. 544) REASONS FOR OPTIMISM?
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    56. 56
    57. 57
    58. 58
    59. 59 Questions and jeremybwilliams.net jeremybwilliamscomments please ... profjeremybwilliams

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