Facing the Rising Seas: Can we Learn from Climate Mitigation?

May 5, 2016

By David Levy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
This article was originally published in the Organizations and Social Change blog. In April 2018, David authored a report ‘Financing Climate Resilience: Mobilizing Resources and Incentives to Protect Boston from Climate Risks’.

It’s approaching three years since hurricane Sandy killed over 230 people in 8 countries, and wreaked havoc [...]

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Why corporate CSR doesn’t go far enough to solve climate change

December 2, 2015

by David L Levy, University of Massachusetts Boston
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

In the run-up to the much-anticipated COP21 international climate summit in Paris, business leaders worldwide have shown substantial support for action on greenhouse gases (GHG).
The White House launched the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with 81 companies representing US$5 [...]

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Overcoming Hurdles to Clean Energy Commercialization

November 18, 2011

In the absence of a global framework for regulating emissions, the future of the planet largely rests on choices by private firms and investors regarding which technologies to pursue and commercialize.
by David L. Levy
Despite the mounting evidence of severe climate change, there is a funding crisis for potential solutions. The Department of Energy [...]

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The “race” for clean energy in a dynamic global industry

September 23, 2011

by David L. Levy
The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) released a new report last week, Catalyzing American Ingenuity: The Role of Government in Energy Innovation, which makes the case that the US government should dramatically increase its investment in energy innovation in order to enhance US competitiveness, energy independence, and create affordable clean-energy alternatives. The [...]


Mobilizing the Private Sector on Climate Change

June 14, 2011

The lesson for public policy here is the importance of structuring incentives and managing expectations to shape business models and channel corporate resources in a positive rather than counterproductive way. In the face of global policy uncertainty, a key task is to maintain momentum by creating a predictable business and regulatory environment.

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