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This is a clear, practical US-oriented guide to sustainable climate policy for business leaders and corporate change-makers. "Carbon Strategies" describes specific steps any business can take to implement sound, practical climate-related corporate policies. Based on Andrew J. Hoffman's widely-praised report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and significantly revised in light of subsequent developments, "Carbon Strategies" teaches practitioners and students about the importance of timing policy implementation; establishing appropriate levels of internal and external commitment; influencing beneficial policy development; and creating new business opportunities based on climate policy. Hoffman presents real-life "lessons learned" at each step of the climate-strategy development process, and concludes this concise guidebook with seven case studies (Cinergy, Swiss Re, DuPont, Alcoa, Shell Group and Whirlpool) that demonstrate the principles of corporate climate policymaking in action.
Andrew Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. He is also Associate Director of the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.