With a massive shift in the global economy toward sustainable business, new markets are emerging and cities are poised to capitalize. Climate Capitalism demonstrates how cities can succeed in the global green economy by taking advantage of the growing demand for clean, green innovation. To build a future that values people and the planet, we need to rethink how we do business—and Climate Capitalism shows how to do it.
Mayor Gregor Robertson, Vancouver, Canada
We've been involved in several visioning and planning exercises in the past, and we can't believe how fast their process has been. In just two days, we developed clearly defined goals, strategies, and actions - and linked them together so that - for the first time ever - we had a compelling vision for the future. It was amazing how they (Boyd Cohen & his team) helped us to get from practically no vision to a complete roadmap that we'll be able to apply on a much broader scale
Lonnie Dicus, Office of the Mayor, Beaverton, Oregon
“Climate Capitalism is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and corporations interested in capitalizing on the greatest wealth-creation opportunity of our lifetime: solving climate change.”
Jigar Shah, founder, SunEdison, and CEO, Carbon War Room
Boyd is a bold unmitigated revealer of the business case (for climate protection).
Elizabeth Sheehan, President Climate Smart
He is obviously a bright fellow but brings it down to a language that we can use.
Rob Safrata, CEO Novex Couriers
I have only been around the green movement for about 7 years, and when I started in on this I had heard about him that he was really smart, big brained…he keeps pushing for new ways to lead us forward.
Marc Stoiber, Branding Consultant
“If you wonder whether there is any hope of humankind’s dealing successfully with climate change, read this book. It is a virtual compendium of what is going on already from which to draw hope and, more important, inspiration.”
Ray Anderson, chairman and founder, Interface, Inc.
“Coping with climate change requires challenging conventional wisdom and showing where our interests—global, national, corporate, and personal—really lie. Climate Capitalism eloquently defines those interests and the role that market forces could and should play.”
Sir Crispin Tickell, chair emeritus, Climate Institute
“Should be on every CEO’s reading list and required in every corporate boardroom.”
Bill Becker, executive director, Presidential Climate Action Project
“I had the pleasure of working with Boyd at Visible Strategies. He is a visionary leader with a unique mix of business urgency, academic clarity and entrepreneurial hutzpa. He is also a collaborative manager who employs humour and empathy to educate and motivate his teams. Boyd possesses an exhaustive understanding of the prerequisites for the low-carbon economy - and an infectious drive to create solutions to address the challenges.”
Siraz Dalmir, former Senior Sales Manager, Government Division, Visible Strategies
Boyd Cohen spoke to a standing room only crowd at Simon Fraser University. His highly engaging talk on resilient cities provided an overview of the key mitigation and adaptation issues that cities must address to curb the global impact of climate change. It was definitely one of the highlights of Carbon Talks 2011 speakers series.
Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director, Carbon Talks
Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., LEED AP, is an urban and climate strategist helping to lead communities, cities and companies on the journey towards a smarter, low carbon economy. Dr. Cohen is a writer, researcher, professor, consultant and entrepreneur with a focus on climate capitalism and resilient cities…more
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