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Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change

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Believe in climate change. Or don't. It doesn't matter.

But you'd better understand this: the best route to rebuilding our economy, our cities, and our job markets, as well as assuring national security, is doing precisely what you would do if you were scared to death about climate change. Whether you're the head of a household or the CEO of a multinational corporation, emb
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Published April 12th 2011 by Hill and Wang (first published March 29th 2011)
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Have you ever read a book that you realized you should have read 10 years ago? I just did and it was an odd and sometimes painful experience. I'm sure that had I read /Climate Capitalism/ within a year of its publication, I would have rated it much higher.

As they say in the introduction, believe in climate change or don't, but those who invest in climate change being real will be rewarded. It would be an interesting exercise to go through their predictions and evaluate them. It would also be in
Jul 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book picks up where Natural Capitalism left off, and I love the perspective that we can make a better future and increase profits if we treat our environment as though it has value. I learned great new approaches, and perhaps most importantly, I changed my mind about carbon offsets. (Instead of thinking them as the modern equivalent of medieval indulgences from the church, I see the value in putting money into technologies to sequester carbon.)

Hunter Lovins has lots of exciting ideas, and
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book, much like its predecessor, Natural Capitalism, is a collection of anecdotes around companies doing well by going green. It also highlights marginal technologies that the authors find promising. I assign this book to my MBA Environmental Economics students because its organization works well for student projects/presentations. It also, I think, gives them a green boost as they prepare to leave school and enter the corporate world. That said, it is lacking in serious analysis or even in ...more
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
… well, skimmed.

It was, as the stars say, okay. More a sell on the ecological commerce in a way that is palatable to those who are not of that persuasion.

Still have it out on my professorial mega-loan period, in that I am thinking some of the specific business stats that Lovins cites may be helpful. Need to process through it quickly, as it is occupying space of may kinds.
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Very interesting book. I loved the use of all of the business case studies that show that even without government action, large corporations such as Walmart are taking action to fight climate chaos and they are doing at a profit.
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