Copperleaf Celebrates the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019By Copperleaf
Copperleaf™ celebrates the United Nations Climate Action Summit kicking off this week in New York. As its name suggests, and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres emphasizes, the Climate Action Summit is about moving from inertia to “action”: “This is not a climate talk summit. We have had enough talk. This is not a climate negotiation summit. You don’t negotiate with nature. This is a climate action summit.”
The Summit is designed to showcase government, business, and civil society efforts to increase their commitments under the Paris Agreement and work toward reducing emissions to essentially zero by mid-century. Guterres is asking governments and industry leaders to come with “concrete plans” on climate action. Of course, concrete plans are always top of mind at Copperleaf, where we have focused our entire company on helping large asset owners make optimized investment trade-offs and develop investment plans that balance the triple bottom line of financial, environmental, and societal costs and benefits.
As we have seen in the recent past, climate change is taking a heavy toll on our infrastructure and society. The Copperleaf C55™ Decision Analytics solution can not only help companies include environmental costs and benefits in the investment decision-making process, it can also help organizations making short- and long-term plans mitigate the inevitable impacts of climate change by focusing on adaptation and resilience. This is immediately meaningful in cases of fire risk mitigation, flooding, and habitat impacts which are already changing the priorities of asset managers. With C55, Copperleaf customers are creating proactive plans to address these challenges in a meaningful way.
Judi Hess, Copperleaf CEO states: “We are supportive of the UN’s focus on climate action this week and confident that we can really help organizations take action by directing funding to mitigate the effects of climate change. Our customers are some of the largest asset managers in the world, and our ability to include climate impacts and associated data directly into the decision-making process is unique in the industry. Copperleaf’s solutions support the development of environmentally-aware asset investment plans and we are optimistic about the value we can bring to our customers and the world in this regard.”
Copperleaf can help your organization drive sustainability with decision analytics. Download our white paper to learn more about the following topics:
- Creating a sustainability framework
- Including sustainability impacts in making trade-off decisions
- Finding the economics in sustainability
- The sustainability framework in practice
- Sustainability models in the Copperleaf Value Model Library