On Sunday, 300,000 activists took to the streets of New York for the People's Climate March, the biggest climate protest in history, and the United Nations on Tuesday held the Climate Summit. In the spirit of Climate Week, we present insights from members of the Harvard Business School faculty, all members of the School's Business and Environment Initiative. The common theme: Why business leaders need to address the stubbornly touchy topic of climate change.
Often depicted as greedy and shortsighted, business leaders face a crucial opportunity on the issue of climate change to change that perception, says Amy Edmondson.
Yes, addressing climate change will be expensive, but not nearly as much as the costs of delaying action, argues Rebecca Henderson.
New nuclear power technology could be the miracle we need to combat dangerous carbon emissions, says Joe Lassiter.
How can business leaders cut through the noise and actively address climate change from an economic perspective? John Macomber proposes a list of ABCs.
History will judge CEOs not just on their stewardship of firm growth, but also on whether they effectively used their clout to address one of the greatest societal challenges of our time, say Michael Toffel and Auden Schendler.
Private and public innovation around cleaning up our environment will be motivated only if prices reflect the true state of the world, says Forest Reinhardt.