A professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, Dan Esty demonstrates how to create value by building environmentally friendly thinking into overall business strategy.
Do you think that the recently renewed emphasis on green initiatives is somehow “bad” for business? As consumers are reevaluating the products and services they use and resources become scarcer, savvy companies should know about the opportunities available in an emerging marketplace. As Dan Esty, author of Green to Gold, makes clear, corporations can create value by building environmental thinking into their overall business strategies. Esty offers detailed case examples of how companies achieve both environmental and business success by establishing an “eco-advantage.” In the past, it's been up to government to generate progress on environmental fronts. Esty believes the private sector is now better positioned to generate the technologies required to address environmental challenges. As economic factors-and consumers-drive a shift from regulation to market incentives, Esty shows how the private sector is increasingly meeting the challenge of producing solutions to environmental problems-and how these trends can benefit your company's success in the new marketplace.
As environmental policy heats up, so do the changes that come with it. With over 25 years experience in the environmental arena, Esty provides a perspective on the fast-changing world of environmental policy at the local, national and global scales. Audiences gain the insight of his years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on environmental strategy. Esty shows companies how to respond to this changing, dynamic business environment.
Green to Gold
Business leaders in small companies and big, in manufacturing and services, are starting to recognize that environmental issues need to be folded into core business strategy. Rising energy prices, the prospect of greenhouse gas emissions controls, water shortages, as well as the public’s desire to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals and other environmental hazards has pushed pollution control and natural resources management into a much more central position in the business world. Companies that manage these issues well will be competitively advantaged – and those that do not risk being taken under by the “green wave” that is sweeping the business world. Building on four years of research, Yale Professor Dan Esty discusses the best practices that he has identified for around the world that position companies for environmental strategy success in this new and challenging market place.
Business in the Driver’s Seat: A New Approach to Environmental Protection
For the past 40 years, American society has relied upon government to generate progress on a range of environmental fronts. Today, however, we recognize that the private sector is better positioned to lead the effort to generate the technologies required to address environmental challenges. Supported by a shift from command and control regulation to economic incentives, the private sector is increasingly stepping up to the challenge of producing solutions to pollution control and natural resources management problems. Yale Professor Dan Esty explores how these trends are affecting the business world and what top executives need to do in response.
Global Environmental Trends
As a long-time observer and participant in environmental policy making across the United States and the world, Yale Professor Dan Esty provides prospective on how the environment is affecting the business world. He highlights the mega-trends that are reshaping the business-environment interface and provides guidance to companies on how best to address the challenges that are emerging from climate change to water shortages to demands for energy efficiency and intensified pressure to address local air pollution and toxic exposures. He also spells out the upside opportunity that companies large and small – from GE and Wal-Mart to tiny start-ups – are finding to become environmental “solutions providers.”
A Global Environmental Perspective
With 25 years of experience in the environmental arena, including a decade as a Washington insider and top EPA official, Yale Professor Dan Esty provides a perspective on the fast-changing world of environmental policy at the local, national, and global scales. As a former Chief Climate Change Negotiator for the United States, Esty provides particular insight on how the emerging global regulatory structure limiting greenhouse gas emissions is likely to effect business of all kinds. With years of work at the business-environment interface and experience advising Fortune 500 companies on environmental strategy, Esty is uniquely qualified to provide insights on to how companies need to respond to this changing business environment.
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