Giving Businesses an On Ramp to Climate Change Action

P.J. Simmons, formerly with the Sea Studios Foundation and now with Big Blue Advisors, just sent me this link to a high quality Sea Studios video titled "Ahead of the Curve: Business Responds to Climate Change."

It is 12 minutes long -- and I hope folks watch it, particularly those in the business community.

Last weekend at the Brussels Forum, i spent some time with Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers -- whose commitment to climate change remediation and his compelling succinctness were equally impressive. But while I like the video, I wonder if someone like a Jim Rogers would not prefer a faster-paced video exercise that closed the deal more quickly.

OOPs -- wait -- Jim Rogers is in the video. My bad.

But this kind of outreach on climate change to business titans (and just non-titan regular businesses) is extremely valuable -- and the outreach needs to be in many forms, like this.

Businesses that do not have the resources and the luxury to think broadly and comprehensively need templates for action -- and easy access to resources and methods to contribute constructively to carbon curtailment strategies. I think projects like this video help contribute to that culture of helping small and medium-sized firms get an on-ramp to the climate change discussion.

-- Steve Clemons is Senior Fellow and Director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note