By Olivier Blum, Chief HR Officer at Schneider Electric
Have you ever been in a perpetual state of flux, or felt that you are constantly running behind instead of being ahead? Well, let me tell you that you are not alone. Ironically, in trying to adapt to the rapidly evolving changes in our lives we often neglect the very thing that could make a difference, i.e. our own energy. While it may ring true at an individual level, this dichotomy exists at an organizational level too.
First, the bad news: In October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the latest version of its Special Report on Global Warning, which describes a dire future without immediate and far-reaching action to reduce greenhouse gases — difficult when global emissions continue to rise.
Resilience is an organization’s ability to adapt to risks and threats that challenge its viability. It’s also an imperative in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability.
Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change, and other factors that increase volatility and vulnerability. And the pressure these groups are applying to address these concerns and drive change can no longer be ignored.
The urgency of the climate crisis is a daily reminder that we must take action. Keep in mind that August 1 marked 2018’s Earth Overshoot Day, the day by which humanity has consumed more resources than could be regenerated by our planet in one year.
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation announce the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities.
How will climate change impact your organization? How can you turn these risks into opportunities? As temperatures rise so does the need to take action. Hear from experts at CDP and Schneider Electric on how to take steps in the right direction. Learn how to:
Assess and disclose climate-related risks
Incorporate climate action into an enterprise risk management plan
Build resilience and a more robust, sustainable business.
A dramatic upsurge in demand for renewable energy from ambitious multinational companies is now shifting markets away from fossil fuels in more than 140 markets worldwide, a new RE100 report reveals. RE100 is the corporate leadership initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power.