Adaptation

Adaptation involves steps taken to adjust to new challenges brought about by climate change: both by reducing communities' overall vulnerability, and strengthening their preparedness for adverse events such as floods.

From a business and human rights perspective, an important role for companies in adaptation is to support vulnerable workers, communities and individuals affected by climate change throughout their supply chains.

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26 January 2012

UN launches online database to help businesses adapt to climate change

Author: UN News Centre

A new online database launched today by the United Nations will showcase successful strategies that businesses and communities are using to adapt to climate change while simultaneously increasing their profits and using their resources more...

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23 February 2015

Citigroup pledges $100 billion in investments to tackle climate change

Author: Siri Srinivas, Guardian (UK)

"Citigroup to invest $100bn in tackling climate change", 18 Feb 2015...

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19 March 2015

Guide encourages donors & private sector to fund more projects addressing climate impacts on women

Author: Amantha Perera, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women, who regularly suffer more fatalities than men during disasters, still lack adequate safety measures despite growing awareness of the dangers they face, experts warn....“Most funders lack adequate programs or systems to support grassroots women...

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31 March 2015

Oxfam's Behind the Brands scorecard finds top 10 food companies improve policies but need implementation

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6 April 2015

Malaysian companies' efforts to address climate change

Author: Esther Teh (Helikonia), on CSR Asia

"Companies in Malaysia address climate change", 1 Apr 2015...

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22 April 2015

BSR: Climate change adaptation insights for companies

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22 April 2015

USA: Insurance company sues local govt. for inadequate preparation for climate change impacts

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23 April 2015

Creating an Action Agenda for Private-Sector Leadership on Climate Change

Author: Edward Cameron, Cammie Erickson, Emilie Prattico and Ryan Schuchard, BSR

...“Creating an Action Agenda for Private-Sector Leadership on Climate Change” provides an update to our 2014 report, “Business in a Climate-Constrained World: Catalyzing a Climate-Resilient Future Through the Power of the Private Sector.”...

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24 April 2015

Indonesia: Chocolate firms to support sustainable cocoa programme to reduce poverty & greenhouse gas emissions

Author: Rachel Arthur, Confectionery News (USA)

"Chocolate heavyweights back Indonesian sustainable cocoa program", 15 April 2015...

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1 May 2015

Study finds arabica coffee production & small farmers' livelihoods threatened by climate change

Author: Sam Jones, Guardian (UK)

"Coffee catastrophe beckons as climate change threatens arabica plant", 1st May 2015...

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