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18DanKreeger_NICHI_BusinessSummit

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Presentation at the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure, Business Summit, May 7, 2014; New York Academy of Sciences.

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18DanKreeger_NICHI_BusinessSummit

  1. 1. Advancing Climate Change Officers in the Private and Public Sectors Human Capital: Informing Decision Making on Climate Risks & Opportunities Daniel Kreeger Executive Director & Mad Scientist Association of Climate Change Officers
  2. 2. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014) Question for the Audience If you don’t have the right people, with the right skills, in the right parts of your organization, how could one possibly hope to be successful in tackling the incredible set of challenges posed by climate change?
  3. 3. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014) Aspiration for a Climate Change Profession ACCO envisions the transformation of business practices by a broad range of organizations large and small; innovative partnerships that revolutionize the resiliency of supply chains; and authentic governmental engagement with the problem of climate change to achieve the scale of mitigation and adaptation that can undergird a world economy and society based in resiliency and health. Climate change officers play a key role in bringing about this much-needed transformation.
  4. 4. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014) Core Competencies Required to Meaningfully Address Climate  Foundational knowledge and skills include science literacy, environmental literacy, knowledge of the policy landscape, and management acumen.  Organizational knowledge and experience include strategic planning, decision-making, compliance, enterprise risk management, asset management, the management of value and supply chains, corporate communications and corporate social responsibility, and organizational governance.  Strategic execution competencies are largely skills-based and include supporting organizational change, helping to mitigate risk, engaging stakeholders, and being actively involved in policy efforts beyond the walls of the organization and maintaining other external partnerships. http://competencies.ACCOonline.org
  5. 5. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014) Diversity of Human Capital Needs Basics of Climate Science & Sea Level Rise Projections, Tools, Data & Downscaling Adaptation Planning GHG Accountings & Basics of Disclosure Gathering & Leveraging GHG Data Advanced Structures & GHG Reduction Goals Energy Audits & Basic Mgmt. Strategies Strategic Energy Management P3 Projects & Advanced Energy Contract Vehicles Accounting for RECs & Offsets Markets & Strategies Advanced Projects Gathering Actionable Data from Suppliers Assessing & Quantifying Climate Related Risk Climate Smart Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Understanding Organizational Culture & Change Identifying Critical Success Factors & Developing a Strategy Overcoming Challenges Basic Project Finance Financing Energy & GHG Management Programs Quantifying Cascading Climate Risk Climate Science, Risk & Adaptation Planning GHG Management & Reduction Strategies Energy Strategies Commodities & Markets Supply Chain Management Change Management & Leadership Training Project Finance & Economic Analysis
  6. 6. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014) CCO Certification & Training Roadmap Basics of Climate Science & Sea Level Rise Projections, Tools, Data & Downscaling Adaptation Planning GHG Accountings & Basics of Disclosure Gathering & Leveraging GHG Data Advanced Structures & GHG Reduction Goals Energy Audits & Basic Mgmt. Strategies Strategic Energy Management P3 Projects & Advanced Energy Contract Vehicles Accounting for RECs & Offsets Markets & Strategies Advanced Projects Gathering Actionable Data from Suppliers Assessing & Quantifying Climate Related Risk Climate Smart Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Understanding Organizational Culture & Change Identifying Critical Success Factors & Developing a Strategy Overcoming Challenges Basic Project Finance Financing Energy & GHG Management Programs Quantifying Cascading Climate Risk Climate Science, Risk & Adaptation Planning GHG Management & Reduction Strategies Energy Strategies Commodities & Markets Supply Chain Management Change Management & Leadership Training Project Finance & Economic Analysis CCOCertificationTM Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Module/Certificate
  7. 7. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014)
  8. 8. Rising Sea Levels, Extreme Storms and Aging Infrastructure The National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure (May 7, 2014) About the Association of Climate Change Officers ACCO serves climate change professionals working in all contexts within an organization, including:  Professionals whose role and responsibilities are focused exclusively upon addressing climate change impacts upon an organization’s operations;  Professionals charged with addressing sustainability and/or environmental issues related to an organization’s operations; and  Professionals whose primary functions are in areas that are not necessarily considered environmental roles (e.g. supply chain and procurement, facilities management, risk management, investor relations) ACCO supports the professional development of individuals in positions having any level of climate focus, providing resources, outlining professional development tracks, and connecting them to their peers in order to share successful strategies and lessons learned. www.ACCOonline.org Tweet us @ClimateOfficers

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