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Believe in climate change. Or dont. It doesnt matter.
 
But youd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you were scared to death about climate change. Whether youre the head of a household or the CEO of a multinational corporation, embracing efficiency, innovation, renewables, carbon markets, and new technologies is the smartest decision you can make. Its the most profitable, too. And, oh yes—youll help save the planet.
 
In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, coauthor of the bestselling Natural Capitalism, and the sustainability expert Boyd Cohen prove that the future of capitalism in a recession-riddled, carbon-constrained world will be built on innovations that cutting-edge leaders are bringing to the market today. These companies are creating jobs and driving innovation.
 
Climate Capitalism delivers hundreds of indepth case studies of international corporations, small businesses, NGOs, and municipalities to prove that energy efficiency and renewable resources are already driving prosperity. While highlighting business opportunities across a range of sectors—including energy, construction, transportation, and agriculture technologies—Lovins and Cohen also show why the ex-CIA director Jim Woolsey drives a solar-powered plugin hybrid vehicle. His bumper sticker says it all: “Osama bin Laden hates my car.”
 
Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and concerned citizens alike will find profitable ideas within these pages. In ten information-packed chapters, Climate Capitalism gives tangible examples of early adopters across the globe who see that the low-carbon economy leads to increased profits and economic growth. It offers a clear and concise road map to the new energy economy and a cooler planet.

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In this work for leaders of small and large companies, environmentalists, and general readers, Lovins (president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions) and Cohen, a former professor of sustainable entrepreneurship, make the business case for cutting waste and reducing the use of fossil energy to save money and protect the planet. The authors recommend embracing efficiency, innovation, renewable resources, and new technologies for rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets. Case studies of international corporations, small businesses, NGOs, and municipalities show how energy efficiency and renewable resources are already driving prosperity in industry sectors such as energy, construction, transportation, and agriculture. An appendix offers links for calculating and offsetting carbon emissions. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Believe in climate change. Or dont. It doesnt matter. But youd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you were scared to death about climate change. Whether youre the head of a household or the CEO of a multinational corporation, embracing efficiency, innovation, renewables, carbon markets, and new technologies is the smartest decision you can make. It is the most profitable, too. And, oh yes, youll help save the planet.

In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, the coauthor of the bestselling Natural Capitalism, and the sustainability expert Dr. Boyd Cohen prove that the future of capitalism in a recession-riddled, carbon-constrained world will be built on innovations that cutting-edge leaders are bringing to the market today. These companies are creating jobs and driving innovation.

Synopsis:

HOW INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND COMPANIES ARE PROVING THAT YOU CAN PROFIT FROM SUSTAINABILITY

A decade after the publication of the seminal work Natural Capitalism, among the first books to link environmental challenges to profitable business opportunities, Climate Capitalism draws on dozens of case studiesfrom international corporations to small businesses, NGOs, and municipalitiesto prove that a focus on innovative sustainability leads to profitability (and could help put humanity on the right course to confront climate change head-on). In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions and coauthor of Natural Capitalism, and Boyd Cohen, founder of CO2IMPACT and president of GenGreen Digital Media, present the driving factors for new approaches to climate change and the resulting business opportunities across a range of sectors, including energy, buildings, transportation, and communications technologies.

Each chapter tells the exciting stories of the entrepreneurs and innovators who are solving the climate crisis at a profit. The book offers hundreds of examples of people who are making and saving money in ways that cut carbon emissions and enhance delight, including widely recognized corporations (Walmart, Shell, GE, DuPont, and Zipcar), lesser-known start-ups (Harbec Plastics, Novex Couriers, eZee bikes), and NGOs and municipalities (London, Bogotá, and Greensburg, Kansas). Lovins and Cohen know what they are talking about. Both have recently started new companies to capitalize on opportunities in this arena. Both have worked with companies big and small, in communities around the world, and have lectured widely on how to enhance profits by meeting this challenge directly.

Written for corporate executives, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and concerned citizens, Climate Capitalism offers a feisty and opportunity-rich read and an enlightening road map to the new energy economy.

About the Author

Named a Time magazine 2000 Hero of the Planet and called by Newsweek “the green business icon,” L. HUNTER LOVINS is president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, whose clients include Bank of America, Walmart, PG&E, the U.S. Pentagon, the city and county of Los Angeles, and Boulder, Colorado, to name just a few. BOYD COHEN , founder of CO2IMPACT, is a former professor of sustainable entrepreneurship in Spain, Costa Rica, and Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809034734
Subtitle:
Kick-starting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Ass
Author:
Lovins, L. Hunter
Author:
Cohen, Boyd
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Subject:
Green Business
Subject:
Business - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120410
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Appendix/Notes/Index
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Believe in climate change. Or dont. It doesnt matter. But youd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you were scared to death about climate change. Whether youre the head of a household or the CEO of a multinational corporation, embracing efficiency, innovation, renewables, carbon markets, and new technologies is the smartest decision you can make. It is the most profitable, too. And, oh yes, youll help save the planet.

In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, the coauthor of the bestselling Natural Capitalism, and the sustainability expert Dr. Boyd Cohen prove that the future of capitalism in a recession-riddled, carbon-constrained world will be built on innovations that cutting-edge leaders are bringing to the market today. These companies are creating jobs and driving innovation.

"Synopsis" by ,
HOW INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND COMPANIES ARE PROVING THAT YOU CAN PROFIT FROM SUSTAINABILITY

A decade after the publication of the seminal work Natural Capitalism, among the first books to link environmental challenges to profitable business opportunities, Climate Capitalism draws on dozens of case studiesfrom international corporations to small businesses, NGOs, and municipalitiesto prove that a focus on innovative sustainability leads to profitability (and could help put humanity on the right course to confront climate change head-on). In Climate Capitalism, L. Hunter Lovins, president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions and coauthor of Natural Capitalism, and Boyd Cohen, founder of CO2IMPACT and president of GenGreen Digital Media, present the driving factors for new approaches to climate change and the resulting business opportunities across a range of sectors, including energy, buildings, transportation, and communications technologies.

Each chapter tells the exciting stories of the entrepreneurs and innovators who are solving the climate crisis at a profit. The book offers hundreds of examples of people who are making and saving money in ways that cut carbon emissions and enhance delight, including widely recognized corporations (Walmart, Shell, GE, DuPont, and Zipcar), lesser-known start-ups (Harbec Plastics, Novex Couriers, eZee bikes), and NGOs and municipalities (London, Bogotá, and Greensburg, Kansas). Lovins and Cohen know what they are talking about. Both have recently started new companies to capitalize on opportunities in this arena. Both have worked with companies big and small, in communities around the world, and have lectured widely on how to enhance profits by meeting this challenge directly.

Written for corporate executives, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and concerned citizens, Climate Capitalism offers a feisty and opportunity-rich read and an enlightening road map to the new energy economy.

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