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Industry & Materials - Finance 4 Items

The New Business Climate: A Guide to Lower Carbon Emissions and Better Business Performance

Book or Book Chapter, 2002
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/E02-17_NewBusinessClimate

For both private businesses and public institutions, the stakes are high in trying to determine the best strategy for responding to global climate change and the policy measures that are being put into place. While some firms may choose to ignore or resist any sort of emission regulations, others accept the eventuality of GHG limits and are working to influence the regulatory structure to their benefit. Smart firms will use the challenge of 
global climate change to stimulate innovation and improve business practices that help reconcile environmental and business performance goals. Once people step beyond the boundaries of incremental, zero- sum thinking they can create a culture supportive of creativity and learning. Such a learning organization will empower its people to effect innovative change as part of the everyday working culture. Learning organizations are better at improving quality, serving customers, and responding to changes such as GHG emission limits. A learning organization committed to addressing climate change can be a more fun, energizing place to work, and this employee motivation can create a competitive marketplace advantage.

 

Why Nuclear Power's Failure in the Marketplace is Irreversible

Presentation, 2001
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/S01-01_NuclearPowerFailureIrreversible
In this presentation to the Nuclear Control Institute, Amory Lovins describes the various competitors that are besting nuclear power for dominance of the energy market. This presentation focuses on energy end use efficiency as an especially powerful counter option.

 

Water 2010: Four Scenarios for 21st Century Water Systems

Report or White Paper, 1996
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/W96-04_Water2010FourScenarios
This report examines the challenges and uncertainties facing municipal water systems in 1996 and presents hypothetical scenarios forecasting the state of water in 2010.

 

Why America Beat Iraq but Loses to Japan

Book or Book Chapter, 1991
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/S91-39_AmericaBeatIraqLosesJapan
In this paper, Joseph Romm argues that America won the military war against Iraq for the same reason the Japanese are winning the high-technology trade war against the Americans: the application of a fast-cycle, time-based competitive strategy.