Archive for May 6th, 2013

During his transition from engineering graduate to entrepreneur, Ryan McGann found helpful resources that helped him start his business, Solar Cool Technologies, a research and development firm that specializes in portable temperature stabilization systems.
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Entrepreneurship is an essential component of economic growth. For an engineer, converting skills and passions into a profitable business can be a fulfilling way to supplement existing income or even embark on a whole new career.
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Credit: Jay Bergesen, CC BY 2.0.

Credit: Jay Bergesen, CC BY 2.0.

Looking for a silver lining behind the gloomy clouds of climate change? One positive thing you might say about it is that climate change has stimulated private-sector decision-makers to focus on the vulnerabilities of their facilities and operations to the effects of extreme weather.

A recent report on Physical Risks From Climate Change highlights climate-related events that can affect companies. Prepared by Calvert Investments and co-sponsored by the aid organization Oxfam America and Ceres, a consortium of institutional investors, the report discusses such forces as “increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, changing weather patterns, and more frequent or intense droughts, floods, and storms” and how they can “pose serious challenges for company facilities, supply chains, employees, current and potential customers, and the communities on which companies depend.” Read more

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