Tens of trillions of US dollars in opportunity over time will be possible for proactive businesses of all sizes that engage in robust action on climate change. Huge capital investment and operations opportunities, transitioning with all deliberate speed from fossil fuels to renewables, will have positive impacts perhaps greater than the industrial revolution and the digital revolution.
The vision for this climate action is to conserve a livable planet for our children; a secure planetary home. The mission is for the present generation to ramp up robust climate action urgently – substantially and quickly, with opportunity – to fulfill the vision.
The alternative to increased robust climate action now is unacceptable and possibly even unmanageable future risk and damage to the human race. Risk management of climate change via targeted opportunities can be the business case for enhanced climate action.
How can business better plan for climate action? A cadre of “Climate Change Risk and Opportunity Officers”, appropriately trained with a University masters degree and employed at senior C-Suite levels in business, could act helpfully to assess climate risks and opportunities.
The talk will be an overview.
Jan Dash is the Editor of the World Scientific Encyclopedia of Climate Change (2021). He led PhD quantitative finance / risk groups as a Director at major financial business institutions for many years, and previously was a theoretical physicist in academia with over 60 scientific publications. Jan is a Gabelli Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Fordham University.