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1st Edition

The New Corporate Climate Leadership

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ISBN 9780367458850
December 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the role of the private sector in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive world.

In the lead up to and since the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, more than 6000 companies from 120 countries representing more than $36.5 trillion in revenue have made climate commitments. Examining this trend, The New Corporate Climate Leadership provides a clear synthesis of the relationship between the real economy and climate change and offers a state-of-the-art assessment of corporate initiatives that focus on greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the management of climate risk through enhanced resilience. It debates the relative merits of incremental and sequenced ambition versus radical systems change – including a critique of the prevailing capitalist approach to climate change; and provides an actionable guide to skills development for change makers in the shift towards a low carbon world. Drawing on perspectives from leading thinkers inside the private sector, across government and within civil society to truly interrogate the scale, scope, and speed of progress, this book provides a clear vision for what the next generation of corporate climate leadership should look like.

Optimistic in tone, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of climate change and sustainable business.

Table of Contents


The Climate-compatible Business

Edward Cameron and Emilie Prattico

Part I: Climate risks, response and rewards for the 21st century company

  1. Climate change: the highest impact risk for global business
  2. Edward Cameron

  3. Overcoming systemic barriers: shifting to a new climate economy

  4. Emilie Prattico

  5. The greatest economic opportunity in history: building a new climate economy
  6. Emilie Prattico

    Part II: The current corporate climate leadership

  7. Building the climate compatible economy: strategies for corporate decarbonization and resilience
  8. Edward Cameron

  9. Current corporate leadership: how commitments and inconsistencies shape the private sector response to climate crisis
  10. Edward Cameron

    Part III: The new corporate climate leadership

  11. The innovation agenda: Reimagining the climate compatible business
  12. Edward Cameron

  13. Financial rewards: Rethinking assets and liabilities in the context of climate change
  14. Emilie Prattico

  15. Corporate Governance, purpose, and stakeholders: Transforming Companies to transform the economy Emilie Prattico
  16. From evolution to revolution: rethinking business in a new climate economy

          Emilie Prattico


         Vision 2030: Building a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive world

          Edward Cameron and Emilie Prattico


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Edward Cameron is an independent consultant, serving governments, companies, philanthropies, international organizations and non-profits.

Emilie Prattico holds a Ph.D in philosophy from Northwestern University, a Masters degree from HEC Paris, and a BA degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Oxford. She has worked at the intersection of the public and private sector on Sustainability and Climate for 10 years and currently focuses on consulting for private sector companies.