What can I do as an enterprise leader to stop the global warming? As a leader of your enterprise you have an important role in stopping the global warming. The necessary transition may affect the product design and portfolios, strategies, business opportunities and responsibilities of companies. This may be a difficult process, but companies that are early adopters to this new situation may find new opportunities and be winners.
You are probably already addressing some of these issues. But we need to speed up the transition. Since the usage of fossil fuels are deeply integrated into all sectors of our society, many different areas need to be addressed simultaneously. This action list suggests where attention is needed to make this happen in a coordinated way with citizens, policy makers and city mayors. Don’t hesitate – take a lead in this and you’ll be on the winning side!
- Make sure the heating/cooling/electricity used at your premises is fossil free (why? how?)
- Avoid fossil driven transportation (why? how?)
- Use primarily local suppliers (why? how?)
- Ensure your employees have organic and vegetarian lunch alternatives (why? how?)
- Minimize the “fossil content” in the products and services your company offer (why? how?)
- Find values for your company beyond the traditional growth value, supporting and being supported by a sustainable and stable society (why? how?)
- Apply ideas from circular economy on your product life cycles (why? how?)
- Produce quality that lasts longer, support an infrastructure for repairs and maintenance (why? how?)
- Look for a certification of the fossil free level your company have reached (why? how?)
- Invest in green tech, divest from fossil fuel technology (why? how?)
- Engage the company in environmental issues (why? how?)
- Support political leaders that support you with the above (why? how?)
When all of us are moving in the same direction, the climate and the future of our kids will be saved in a surprisingly short time. Start working on the check list, engage your staff, find out more, and share with colleagues. We are all in this together. You find some more background and links for further reading here.