• There can be little doubt that we are either on the cusp of a great transformation or a great disaster. For decades, we have heard warnings about climate change and the future of the planet. Meanwhile, growing inequalities have fueled social tensions.

    Too often portrayed as the embodiment of the problem, the corporate world is in fact our only hope. In this timely book, Fabien Mathieu and Gilles Vermot Desroches argue that the only realistic way of meeting the challenges we face is through a business-led innovation revolution. Contrary to what we are often told, we don't need to choose between the profit motive and the future of the planet: the former can help guarantee the latter.
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    It is possible to be profitable without destroying the planet and eroding social bonds. In any case, if we don't preserve the environment we live and work in, there will be no profits to be made. It has long been unthinkable to consider investing in a project without looking into the economic fundamentals and projected earnings. It will soon be impossible to envisage backing projects that don't have a positive social and environmental impact. It's a challenge that concerns us all: this time it's personal, not just business. 

  • Everyone talks about it, but you don't really get the problem exactly, what is this famous climate change?

    Or, on the contrary, you understood everything, but you despair to make it clear to your friends, because they don't give a damn ?

    Put yourself in the skin of a frog, dive into the pot, everything will become clearer ... and hotter!

    This short 8 pages comic summarizes, in a scientifically inaccurate and approximate way, exaggerating just a little bit, what you need to understand about this just-a-little-critical-for-our-future issue!

    Everyone is not a climatologist. As noted by the Guardian, "Most people understand the world through stories and images, not lists of numbers, probability statements or technical graphs, and so it is crucial to find ways of translating and interpreting the technical language found in scientific reports into something more engaging."

  • Mokatori - Ep. 0 - The End

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    And if the inhabitants of tomorrow sent us letters?

    From 2054 to 2084, from Iceland to Afghanistan, from cataclysms to utopias, five stories draw our possible futures during the "Mokatori", the word for climate change among Amazonian Indians
    Ep. 0 - "The End" - Mexico City, Mexico, November 27, 2015
    Ep. 1 - "Business as Usual" - Reykjavik, Iceland, March 20, 2054
    Ep. 2 - "Time Machine" - Taipei, , Taiwan, November 13, 2084
    Ep. 3 - "In the Shade of Fig Trees" - Farsala, , Greece, July 17, 2077
    Ep. 4 - "Masters of the Stratosphere" - Walvis Bay, Namibia, February 29, 2060
    Ep. 5 - "Living" - Kunduz, , Afghanistan, April 3, 2072

    "The End", it's the end of one world, one before the Internet and before the IPCC reports, but until now it doesn't tell us "goodbye".

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  • And if the inhabitants of tomorrow sent us letters?
    From 2054 to 2084, from Iceland to Afghanistan, from cataclysms to utopias, five stories draw our possible futures during the "Mokatori", the word for climate change among Amazonian Indians
    Ep. 1 - "Business as usual" - Reykjavik, Iceland, March 20, 2054

  • We are all exposed to meteorological and climate risks that impact our daily lives to some degree. A number of organizations with professionals from various areas of expertise provide solutions to prevent and manage these risks. It is critical to adequately communicate these issues to individuals who may be impacted and to the various actors involved in managing these problem situations to offset any harmful effects.

    The purpose of this book is to convey the role of communications in risk management. In this book, practitioners and researchers share their experiences and observations and through examples, reflections and practical exercises, they equip readers with a range of tools to improve their communications and understanding of events involving the transmission of messaging.

    This book deals with risk communication concepts, the actual practice of communications, communicating in a digital environment, and the overall repercussions. Readers who are either risk management and communication professionals or students are shown how they can assume an enhanced participatory role in implementing effective and relevant communications strategies that minimize the negative impact of crisis situations.

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