The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
How can an application of the best climate science improve competition across the private sector? What are the actionable trends impacting the stability and security of food, water, shelter, health, and energy resources? How will these trends affect investment returns, creating both risks and opportunities for business leaders?
This forum—a joint effort by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory — brings together climate scientists and business leaders to understand how new advances in climate science can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. The conference will explore topics that address the value and opportunity of using a science-based approach to inform and guide business decisions.
This event is by invitation only.
Breakfast and Registration
Welcome Remarks on Using Science to Make Smarter Business Decisions
Lightning Talk on Sea Level and Coastal Property
Lightning Talk on Extreme Climate Events and Reinsurance
Lightning Talk on Climate, Agriculture, and Water
Keynote Address on Electric Utility Sector Disruption
Keynote Address on Climate Change and Investing
11:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Investor Panel on the Intersection of Climate and (Investment
References and Links Provided by Speakers
- What Would it Take to Reduce US Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80% by 2050?, The National Bureau of Economic Research
- Goldilocks Economies? Temperature Stress and the Direct Impacts of Climate Change, The National Bureau of Economic Research
- Uncertainty and Decision in Climate Change Economics , The National Bureau of Economic Research
- From Growth to Green Growth - a Framework, The National Bureau of Economic Research
- Tipping Climate Negotiations, The National Bureau of Economic Research
- Cooling of US Midwest summer temperature extremes from cropland intensification, Nature
- Seasonally Resolved Distributional Trends of North American Temperatures Show Contraction of Winter Variability, American Meteorological Society (AMS)
- Nonlinear Temperature Effects Indicate Severe Damages to U.S. Crop Yields Under Climate Change, Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America (PNAS)
- Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate, American Economic Association
- Greater Sensitivity to Drought Accompanies Maize Yield Increase in the U.S. Midwest, Science
- Federal Crop Insurance and the Disincentive to Adapt to Extreme Heat, American Economic Association
- US Maize Adaptability, Nature
- Decadal Drought Variability Over North America: Mechanisms and Predictability, Springer
- Climate Change in the Fertile Crescent and Implications of the Recent Syrian Drought, Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America (PNAS)
- Projections of Declining Surface-water Availability for the Southwestern United States, Nature Climate Change
- Causes of the 2011–14 California Drought, American Meteorological Society
- Running Dry: Weathering the Great California Drought, Harvard College Review of Environment and Society
- Where Are the Hurricanes?, New York Times
- All at Sea - What Mumbai Needs to Learn from Superstorm Sandy, The Times of India
- Human Influence on Tropical Cyclone Intensity, Science
- Influence of the El Ñino/Southern Oscillation on Tornado and Hail Frequency in the United States, Nature
- On the Impact Angle of Hurricane Sandy’s New Jersey Landfall, Geophysical Research Letters
- On the Heels of a Boom, a Foggier Future for Solar, Ideas and Insights
- Real Progress on Emissions Can Lead to a Global Pact, New York Times
- The U.S. as a Climate Change Leader?, The Huffington Post
- The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States National Report, Risky Business
- From Risk to Return, Risky Business
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