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Adapting to Climate Change Using Your Business Continuity Management System

2014

This report provides guidance to businesses on how to incorporate climate change preparedness into their business continuity management system (BCMS). A BCMS is a framework for adaptively responding to disruptive events or disasters, that may impact all areas of a business. Through business continuity management, organizations can identify and mitigate risks and minimize disruption to standard operations. The report identifies 13 tasks that businesses should undertake to integrate climate preparedness into their BCMS.

Related Organizations: BSI Group

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Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change

July 16, 2013

From the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), this report provides a detailed snapshot of the state of resilience planning among a cross-section of global companies, and outlines steps companies can take to better assess and manage their growing climate risks. The report includes a comprehensive review of resilience practices among S&P Global 100 Index companies and detailed case studies of six companies in diverse sectors: American Water, Bayer, The Hartford Group, National Grid, Rio Tinto and Weyerhaeuser.

Related Organizations: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Meg Crawford, Stephen Seidel

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Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector

July 2013

Small businesses can suffer lasting economic damage from a single extreme weather event. Unlike larger businesses, they lack access to capital, often operate from a single storefront, and are heavily dependent on the local community for business activity. Prepared by the Small Business Majority and the American Sustainable Business Council, this report includes case studies on how small businesses across a range of sectors have incorporated climate change resilience into their business planning and management.

Related Organizations: Small Business Majority, American Sustainable Business Council

Author or Affiliated User: Lea Reynolds

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Warming of the Oceans and Implications for the (Re)Insurance Industry

June 2013

This report from the Geneva Association gives an overview of the detected changes in the oceans and their impact on extreme events and hazard probabilities over the last few decades. It summarizes the changes in risk management strategies that (re)insurance companies can implement in order to address the new situation appropriately, comply with regulatory requirements and ultimately improve their ratings. 

Related Organizations: The Geneva Association

Author or Affiliated User: Falk Niehörster

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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South Florida Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2012-2107

September 2012

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for South Florida is a plan to support the regional economy of Broward, Miami. Dade, and Monroe Counties. The CEDS will guide federal and state investment priorities and funding sources, and delineates lead organizations responsibilities for execution of the CEDS. The strategy takes into account the region’s vulnerability to climate impacts, and discusses advance preparation and adaptation, as well as the necessity for South Florida to become disaster resilient to remain economically strong.

Related Organizations: South Florida Regional Planning Council

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Value Chain Climate Resilience: A guide to managing climate impacts in companies and communities

July 6, 2012

This guide has been developed by companies and organizations engaged in the Partnership for Resilience and Environmental Preparedness (PREP) - a pilot partnership formed to address the risks and opportunities that climate change impacts pose to businesses and the communities on which they depend. The diverse group of companies involved in this report include Starbucks, Swiss Re, Levi Strauss, Calvert Investments, Earth Networks, Entergy and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters who worked with consulting firms including Acclimatise, Oxfam America and BSR.

Related Organizations: Oxfam America, Partnership for Resilience and Environmental Preparedness (PREP)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Jean-Christophe Amado, Peter Adams, Heather Coleman, Ryan Schuchard

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Physical Risks from Climate Change: A guide for companies and investors on disclosure and management of climate impacts

May 2012

This report was published by Oxfam America, Calvert Investments, and Ceres, to provide publicly-traded companies with detailed guidance on physical climate risk disclosure and risk management steps, and to provide investors with guidance on the types of information they should expect of companies to manage portfolio risks related to physical climate impacts. 

Related Organizations: Ceres, Oxfam America, Calvert Investments

Author or Affiliated User: Dave Grossman

Resource Category: Planning

 

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The Effects of Climate Change on the Downhill Skiing and Recreational Fishing Economy in the Crown of the Continent

January 2011

This report focuses on the Montana portion of the "Crown of the Continent" region, the home of Glacier National Park and extensive protected wilderness areas where recreational fishing and downhill skiing have have contributed significantly to population and job growth. The impacts of climate change on these industries are analyzed, which are susceptible to changes in temperature, snowpack, and the timing of precipitation.

Related Organizations: Headwaters Economics

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Maryland Climate Change Insurance Advisory Committee Report

2010

Maryland’s 2008 Climate Action Plan, the "Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change – Phase I: Sea-level rise and coastal storms," established a recommendation to create an advisory committee to “advise the State of the risks that climate change poses to the availability and affordability of insurance” to consumers and business in Maryland. The Climate Change Insurance Advisory Committee was subsequently created and issued this report in 2010 to implement the recommendation.

Related Organizations: Maryland Commission on Climate Change

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Economic Impacts of Projected Climate Change in Pennsylvania

November 4, 2009

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, this assessment examines the impacts of projected global climate change on the state’s economy at mid-century (2050).  The economic impacts are discussed for the Forestry, Agriculture, Energy, Human Health, Property Impacts and Insurance, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism sectors.

Related Organizations: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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