Climate Change

Climate change has already made itself felt in the business world, as business continuity specialists plan for acute events and investors divest from businesses seen as too vulnerable to climate risk. Read our insights on navigating the business risks posed by climate change.

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Introducing The Forrester Tech Sustainability Framework

Abhijit Sunil August 19, 2020
Get new insight on how your sustainability efforts can help optimize your tech stack and IT strategy.
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Rethinking Sustainability In The Middle Of A Pandemic

Oliwia Berdak August 5, 2020
2020 has been a year of reckoning. Sustainability is now a business necessity, not just a differentiator. Finance and technology have important roles to play.
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Climate Risk Is Here To Stay — Emerging Solutions Help Your Business Adapt

Renee Murphy July 15, 2020
The top five global risks identified in terms of likelihood in the World Economic Forum’s annual The Global Risks Report 2020 were all environmental or climate-related: 1) extreme weather events; 2) failure to adapt to climate change; 3) man-made environmental damage; 4) biodiversity and ecosystem loss; and 5) natural disasters. There is no doubt about it: […]
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Earth Day Insight: The Major Cloud Providers Are Leaders In Sustainability

Abhijit Sunil April 22, 2020
Cloud vendors are leading the way in sustainability initiatives. On Earth Day, I look at some of the key initiatives in the past decade by the leaders in the space.
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Today’s The 50th Anniversary Of Earth Day, And The Theme Is Climate Action

Stephanie Balaouras April 22, 2020
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations are at an all-time high. But as people around the world stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, levels of toxic emissions have dropped by as much as 60% in some areas, giving many a taste of how the […]
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Now Is A Counterintuitive But Ideal Time To Drive A Companywide Innovation Campaign

James Staten March 25, 2020
Amid the business disruption caused by COVID-19, opportunities arise to create new value.
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Why The Private Sector Will Play An Increasingly Bigger Role In Climate Change And Sustainability

Stephanie Balaouras February 24, 2020
In 2017, the US, famously and controversially, made the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. And some of the 187 countries that remain in the agreement are struggling to meet their commitments. Recently, Australia came under international criticism for proposing to use a dubious accounting method to meet its 2030 carbon reduction […]
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It’s Time To Dust Off Your Pandemic Plans

Stephanie Balaouras January 28, 2020
The continuing spread of the coronavirus holds important lessons for organizations.
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Sydney Predictions 2020: The Highlight Reel

Michael Barnes November 17, 2019
Forrester’s analysts serving the Australia and New Zealand market presented their 2020 predictions at a client event on November 14th. We recap some of our top predictions.
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The Business Risks Of Climate Change (Infographic)

Stephanie Balaouras December 18, 2018
The business risks associated with global climate change are enormously complex and nearly infinite in quantity. Your firm’s climate-related risks, however, are much more manageable (albeit complex and numerous, as well). No two organizations are exposed in exactly the same way. Rising temperatures, sea-level rise, and more frequent and severe extreme weather events have already […]
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Farming Innovation And Climate Change Adaptation

Stephanie Balaouras December 12, 2018
Every company will face disruption from new market entrants and innovations that seek to solve some of the world’s most difficult issues. To get a sense for the potential impact of such innovation, a new Forrester report, “Disruptive Innovations Are Happening In Every Industry” by James Staten and Michele Pelino is a must-read for CIOs […]
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Climate Change Is Transforming Business

Stephanie Balaouras October 10, 2018
It may not seem like it yet, but climate change is altering the world so drastically that all enterprises will need to undergo a transformation to avoid going extinct. Earlier this week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported (with high confidence) that at the rate we’re going, global warming of 1.5°C is likely […]
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