What Happened at COP15

As BSR predicted, COP15 came down to hard bargaining between the United States and China, and the event materialized as much less of an end to climate policy than as a beginning. This turned out to be an understatement: no binding commitment was reached, and it is increasingly clear that an effective agreement will takeContinue reading “What Happened at COP15”

Corporate Climate Leadership at Copenhagen

On my third day at COP15, I presented at the International Emissions Trading Association panel, “Corporate Climate Leadership,” where I said that companies should consider three leadership activities: 1. Reach out to your key suppliers and ask them to improve their carbon efficiency. This will most likely mean focusing on energy, which drives two-thirds orContinue reading “Corporate Climate Leadership at Copenhagen”

Information, Please! The Knowledge Crux at Copenhagen

I spent half of my first day at COP15 in line, mostly outside, in the cold. But I was one of the lucky ones to eventually emerge inside the Bella convention center. Others waited for six hours or more only to be turned away at the door (if they even made it that far). IContinue reading “Information, Please! The Knowledge Crux at Copenhagen”

Postcards from the climate negotiations in Copenhagen

I chose Thunderbird for my MBA largely because I knew that it was ahead of the game on two megatrends: globalization and sustainability. As a student, I found that the school delivered, preparing me for a career to take on these issues and the broad, difficult managerial decision making needed for research and innovation inContinue reading “Postcards from the climate negotiations in Copenhagen”