Creating a market for climate adaptation

Climate change adaptation and natural disaster reduction is typically viewed as a cost that must be funded by governments and property owners. Since the costs of preventative measures offer no clear investment return, little is done until disaster strikes. In this paper, Jeb Brugmann presents an alternative strategy for disaster reduction in cities: establish a market for ‘resilience’ as a performance benefit of locations and properties, much as markets have been established in recent decades for ‘green’ and ‘livable’ locations. The findings of a recent collaboration between Ceres, ClimateWise, The Next Practice, the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, and others will be available here soon.

 

Sharing Value Together

Corporate leaders from the disparate worlds of finance, energy, fast-moving consumers goods (FMCG) and communications came together for the first Shared Value network meeting in London.   Hosted by TNP and our close collaborator C&E Advisory this was the first of a series of gatherings designed specifically to share best practice in the emerging field of shared value.

We know from our work with a number of companies that new area’s of shared value practice generally have no road map or benefit of experienced wisdom.  Knowing that work of this sort can sometimes be a lonely place, we hope this network will provide an opportunity to test, share and collaborate.

To find out more contact Sarah McGeehan at sarahmcgeehan@thenextpractice.com.