The Business of Risk: Climate and Resilience

The Business of Risk;Climate and Resilience from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Aired on 1/11/2017

Climate change poses serious and novel risks to businesses of all types and sizes – from supply and chain disruptions, to changes in national and international regulation, to shifting expectations of employees and customers. This webinar explored the implications of climate risk for business.

Experts from among the companies most advanced in resilience thinking shared their views of how climate risk has changed their firms’ products, services, and ways of doing business— and how to weigh the costs of acting on climate against the risks of not preparing.


Dr. Ann Goodman

Moderator Ann Goodman is the author of Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience explored emerging business approaches to climate resilience. Dr. Goodman is a Faculty Affiliate at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)’s, Environmental Sciences Initiative. She has 25 years of international experience in the intersecting fields of business, sustainability, climate, risk assessment, strategic resilience planning— as an executive, entrepreneur, communicator and educator.


Lou Ferretti is the IBM project executive for developing and leading global and strategic risk programs across IBM’s global supplier network including Environmental Compliance, Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Conflict Minerals, Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning and Sustainability.


Bruce Schlein is a Director in Citi’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Strategy Group, where he develops clean energy solutions for low and moderate-income households and communities. He recently transitioned from Citi’s Alternative Energy Finance (AEF) group in Capital Markets Origination.


Jay L. Bruns is a Seattle-based independent consultant on sustainability. Until recently, he was Vice President for Public Policy and Environment Champion at The Hartford, one of the largest and oldest insurance companies in the United States.

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