Scenario Planning for Climate Change.
Climate change poses many challenges for businesses and other organizations. Uncertainty about access to resources, unanticipated weather events, policy and technology changes, rapidly changing market conditions, and social unrest is felt across all business and industry sectors.
Haigh’s book, Scenario Planning for Climate Change, sets out an engaging step-by-step scenario planning method that executives, board members, managers and consultants can follow to develop a long-term strategy for climate change tailored for any business.
Most climate change strategy books focus on climate mitigation, addressing how companies can engage with carbon policy, new technologies, markets and other stakeholders about reducing carbon emissions. This book explores these themes as well as strategizing for climate change adaptation, which is equally important, because organizations cannot negotiate with nature. Scenario Planning for Climate Change will help leaders interpret climate science for business in a way that acknowledges the realities of climate change, and helps them identify ways forward that embrace the uncertainty.
What people are saying about this book.
"What strategists will learn by taking the journey Dr. Haigh outlines in her work is that by anticipating the uncertainties of climate change on society that an organization can increase its certainty of response and relevance over a long period. It is a trip worth taking."
"Climate change is the ultimate systems thinking challenge... It’s high time we had a "how to" guide for putting a strategic thinking hat on and tackling the unprecedented transformation we must undertake to ensure health, security and economic vitality in a changing world."
Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
Climate related risks and transitions involve large uncertainties and long timeframes that are not often addressed with conventional strategic planning. The book offers a comprehensive, step-by-step process with helpful lists and tables to plan for an uncertain future. Leading an organization through the scenario planning process will not only result in a sound plan, but will increase management’s understanding of the best ways to respond to potential impacts of climate change.
Vice President for Sustainability at Amcor
The need for scenario planning has never been higher. The January 2019 PG&E bankruptcy was described by The Wall Street Journal as “the first major corporate casualty of climate change.” The same week, David Crane, former utility CEO, said that within two decades Amazon or Google will dominate electricity provision in the U.S. Haigh provides a valuable resource for climate strategists.
Author, Sustainability: What It Is and How to Measure It