Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

Author: David Crichton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136444556
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the bestselling author of Ecohouse, this fully revised edition of Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change provides unique insights into how we can protect our buildings, cities, infra-structures and lifestyles against risks associated with extreme weather and related social, economic and energy events. Three new chapters present evidence of escalating rates of environmental change. The authors explore the growing urgency for mitigation and adaptation responses that deal with the resulting challenges. Theoretical information sits alongside practical design guidelines, so architects, designers and planners can not only see clearly what problems they face, but also find the solutions they need, in order to respond to power and water supply needs. Considers use of materials, structures, site issues and planning in order to provide design solutions. Examines recent climate events in the US and UK and looks at how architecture was successful or not in preventing building damage. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change is an essential source, not just for architects, engineers and planners facing the challenges of designing our building for a changing climate, but also for everyone involved in their production and use.

A Risk Management Approach to Business Continuity

Author: Julia Graham
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332886
Format: PDF
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Julia Graham and David Kaye, two globally recognized risk management experts with experience in 50 countries, were among the first to recognize the interrelationship of Risk Management and Business Continuity and demonstrate how to integrate them with Corporate Governance enterprise-wide. They focus on all the factors that must be considered when developing a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan, especially for multi-location or multinational companies. Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute, Institute for Risk Management, and Disaster Recovery Institute International, the book includes: • Chapter objectives, summaries and bibliographies; charts, sample forms, checklists throughout. • Plentiful case studies, in boxed text, sourced globally in the UK, US, Europe, Australia, Asia, etc. • Boxed inserts summarizing key concepts. • Glossy of 150 risk management and business continuity terms. • Wide range of challenges, including supply chain disruptions, media and brand attack, product contamination and product recall, bomb threats, chemical and biological threats, etc. • Instructions for designing/executing team exercises with role playing to rehearse scenarios. • Guidance on how to develop a business continuity plan, including a Business Impact Analysis. Downloadable Instructor Materials are available for college and professional developement use, including PowerPoint slides and syllabus for 12-week course with lecture outlines/notes, quizzes, reading assignments, discussion topics, projects "Provides clear guidance, supported with a wide range of memorable and highly relevant case studies, for any risk or business continuity manager to successfully meet the challenges of today and the future." --Steven Mellish, Chairman, The Business Continuity Institute

Global Risk Agility and Decision Making

Author: Daniel Wagner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349948608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Global Risk Agility and Decision Making, Daniel Wagner and Dante Disparte, two leading authorities in global risk management, make a compelling case for the need to bring traditional approaches to risk management and decision making into the twenty-first century. Based on their own deep and multi-faceted experience in risk management across numerous firms in dozens of countries, the authors call for a greater sense of urgency from corporate boards, decision makers, line managers, policymakers, and risk practitioners to address and resolve the plethora of challenges facing today’s private and public sector organizations. Set against the era of manmade risk, where transnational terrorism, cyber risk, and climate change are making traditional risk models increasingly obsolete, they argue that remaining passively on the side-lines of the global economy is dangerous, and that understanding and actively engaging the world is central to achieving risk agility. Their definition of risk agility taps into the survival and risk-taking instincts of the entrepreneur while establishing an organizational imperative focused on collective survival. The agile risk manager is part sociologist, anthropologist, psychologist, and quant. Risk agility implies not treating risk as a cost of doing business, but as a catalyst for growth. Wagner and Disparte bring the concept of risk agility to life through a series of case studies that cut across industries, countries and the public and private sectors. The rich, real-world examples underscore how once mighty organizations can be brought to their knees—and even their demise by simple miscalculations or a failure to just do the right thing. The reader is offered deep insights into specific risk domains that are shaping our world, including terrorism, cyber risk, climate change, and economic resource nationalism, as well as a frame of reference from which to think about risk management and decision making in our increasingly complicated world. This easily digestible book will shed new light on the often complex discipline of risk management. Readers will learn how risk management is being transformed from a business prevention function to a values-based framework for thriving in increasingly perilous times. From tackling governance structures and the tone at the top to advocating for greater transparency and adherence to value systems, this book will establish a new generation of risk leader, with clarion voices calling for greater risk agility. The rise of agile decision makers coincides with greater resilience and responsiveness in the era of manmade risk.

Global Climate Change and U S Law

Author: Michael Gerrard
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590318164
Format: PDF, Docs
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Global Climate Change and U.S. Law provides comprehensive coverage of the country's law as it relates to global climate change. After a summary of the factual and scientific background, Part I outlines the international and national legal framework of climate change regulation and associated litigation. Part II describes emerging regional, state and local actions, and includes a 50-state survey. Part III covers issues of concern to corporations, including disclosure, fiduciary duties, insurance, and subsidies. Part IV examines the legal aspects of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, such as voluntary efforts, emissions trading, and carbon sequestration. Global Climate Change and U.S. Law includes key resource aids, including a glossary of climate related terms; a list of acronyms; extensive endnotes; and a comprehensive index.

Enterprise Risk Management

Author: Jerry A. Miccolis
Publisher: Inst of Internal Auditors
ISBN: 9780894134586
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Of major survey results -- Detailed survey results -- The Hydro-Québec -- Bradford & bingley building society -- Australian communications company -- Clarica life insurance -- KeyCorp -- Infineon technologies AG -- Holcim ltd -- Wal-mart stores, Inc.

Climate Change Capitalism and Corporations

Author: Christopher Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316409325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, a definitive manifestation of the well-worn links between progress and devastation. This book explores the complex relationship that the corporate world has with climate change and examines the central role of corporations in shaping political and social responses to the climate crisis. The principal message of the book is that despite the need for dramatic economic and political change, corporate capitalism continues to rely on the maintenance of 'business as usual'. The authors explore the different processes through which corporations engage with climate change. Key discussion points include climate change as business risk, corporate climate politics, the role of justification and compromise, and managerial identity and emotional reactions to climate change. Written for researchers and graduate students, this book moves beyond descriptive and normative approaches to provide a sociologically and critically informed theory of corporate responses to climate change.

Risk Management Solutions for Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance

Author: John S. Quarterman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471793094
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines how risk management security technologies must prevent virus and computer attacks, as well as providing insurance and processes for natural disasters such as fire, floods, tsunamis, terrorist attacks Addresses four main topics: the risk (severity, extent, origins, complications, etc.), current strategies, new strategies and their application to market verticals, and specifics for each vertical business (banks, financial institutions, large and small enterprises) A companion book to Manager's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (0-471-56975-5) and How to Comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (0-471-65366-7)

The Power of Resilience

Author: Yosef Sheffi
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262029790
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A catastrophic earthquake is followed by a tsunami that inundates the coastline, and around the globe manufacturing comes to a standstill. State-of-the-art passenger jets are grounded because of a malfunctioning part. A strike halts shipments through a major port. A new digital device decimates the sales of other brands and sends established firms to the brink of bankruptcy. The interconnectedness of the global economy today means that unexpected events in one corner of the globe can ripple through the world's supply chain and affect customers everywhere. In this book, Yossi Sheffi shows why modern vulnerabilities call for innovative processes and tools for creating and embedding corporate resilience and risk management. Sheffi offers fascinating case studies that illustrate how companies have prepared for, coped with, and come out stronger following disruption -- from the actions of Intel after the 2011 Japanese tsunami to the disruption in the "money supply chain" caused by the 2008 financial crisis. Sheffi, author of the widely read The Resilient Enterprise, focuses here on deep tier risks as well as corporate responsibility, cybersecurity, long-term disruptions, business continuity planning, emergency operations centers, detection, and systemic disruptions. Supply chain risk management, Sheffi shows, is a balancing act between taking on the risks involved in new products, new markets, and new processes -- all crucial for growth -- and the resilience created by advanced risk management.

Resilient by Design

Author: Joseph Fiksel
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610915879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Resilient by design provides managers with a more complete approach to creating lasting success in a changing world. Rich with examples and case studies, it explains how to connect the external systems, stakeholders, communities, infrastructure, supply chains, and natural resources, to create innovative organisations that survive and prosper." --Publisher description.

Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management

Author: Robert J. Chapman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119995531
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) represents a fundamental shift in the way businesses must approach risk. As the economy becomes more service driven and globally oriented, businesses cannot afford to let new, unforeseen areas of risk remain unidentified. Currency fluctuations, human resources in foreign countries, evaporating distribution channels, corporate governance, and unprecedented dependence on technology are just a few of the new risks businesses must assess. This accessible book, aimed at the implementers and practitioners of ERM, provides a highly structured approach so you can easily implement processes in your own organization. You'll find a number of case studies and practical examples from a variety of industries. The chapters are organized in a way that leads you through ERM implementation and include risk identification techniques, risk modelling methods, and the underlying statistics. Order your copy today!