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Carbon strategies: how leading companies are reducing their climate change footprint

Author: Hoffman, Andrew J. Publisher: University of Michigan Press, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 175 p. : Graphs ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780472032655Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Includes bibliographical references


Carbon Strategies How Leading Companies Are Reducing Their Climate Change Footprint Contents Foreword vii ix Acknowledgments Executive Summary x Synthesis Report Introduction 1 2 A. The Business Case for Climate Action Grows B. Scope 5 C. Methodology 5 D. Overview 6 6 E. Over-Arching Themes Stage I: Develop a Climate Strategy 10 Step 1. Conduct an Emissions Profile Assessment A. Lessons Learned 10 B. Emission Types 10 C. Emission Metrics 12 D. Emission Measurement Tools and Techniques 12 Step 2. Gauge Risks and Opportunities 14 A. Lessons Learned 14 B. Benchmarking 14 C. Risks from Operations, Products, and Service Lines 10 15 15 Step 3. Evaluate Options for Technological Solutions 18 A. Lessons Learned 18 B. Low-Hanging Fruit 18 C. "Silver Bullets" 19 D. Ongoing Reductions 20 E. On-System versus Off-System Reductions 20 D. Product and Service-Line Opportunities Step 4. Set Goals and Targets 21 A. Lessons Learned 21 B. Motivating Factors 22 C. Developing Climate Goals and Targets 24 D. Differentiating GHG-Reduction and Energy-Efficiency Targets E. Making the Business Case for Climate Strategies 28 F. Other Related Climate Goals and Targets 30 G. Adaptation Strategies 27 31 Stage II: Focus Inward 33 Step 5. Develop Financial Mechanisms to Support Climate Programs 33 A. Lessons Learned 33 B. Cost Estimates for GHG Reductions 33 C. Internal Carbon Trading 35 D. External Carbon Trading 35 E. Other Financial Instruments 36 Step 6. Engage the Organization 37 A. Lessons Learned 37 B. Gaining Buy-In 38 C. Senior Leadership 39 D. From Idea to Adoption 41 E. Moving Climate Change from the Periphery to the Core 42 Stage III: Focus Outward 48 Step 7. Formulate a Policy Strategy 48 A. Lessons Learned 48 B. The Link between Policy and Strategy C. Policy is on the Horizon 49 D. Options for Policy Mechanisms 48 50 Step 8. Manage External Relations 53 A. Lessons Learned 53 B. Target Audience 53 C. External Resistance 58 D. Supply-Chain Partnerships 60 Conclusions 63 Case Studies 65 Cinergy: Managing "Stroke of the Pen" Risk 66 Swiss Re: Staying One Step Ahead on Climate Change, Not Two DuPont: Shifting from Risk Management to Business Opportunity Alcoa: Weaving Climate Change into the Business Case The Shell Group: Maintaining a Seat at the Table 78 90 103 113 123 Whirlpool: Don't Switch Tracks When the Train Is Already Moving Appendix A. A Compendium of Climate-Related Initiatives Used by BELC Companies 131 Appendix B. Glossary 165 Notes 167

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