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Q&A with Ryan McGann: From Engineering Graduate to Entrepreneur

May 6, 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. Read More

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Industrial Firms Engineer Protections Against Climate Disruption

May 6, 2013

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