The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors: Introductions with Peter deMenocal

Peter deMenocal is the Thomas Alva Edison/Con Edison Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences; and Director, Center for Climate and Life at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; and Dean of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In his introduction, Peter emphasized how this forum was unique in bringing together climate scientists and the business community.

The 2017 Social Enterprise Leadership Forum—a joint effort by the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory—brought together climate scientists and business leaders to understand how new advances in climate science can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. The conference explored topics that address the value and opportunity of using a science-based approach to inform and guide business decisions.