A combination found nowhere else
Solutions you'll find only here
The primacy of people in the absence of data
You've heard the drill: To protect against catastrophic climate change, you need solid data on the coming climate and on ways to disclose and manage your company's risk. Yes. That may be. But as important a piece as data is, it is but one piece. There is a far more important one that is receiving far less attention: your People & Stakeholders. That is the vital space we occupy.
Climate events and the post-1,5°C future itself are so unpredictable that, while data can help you map, it'll remain forever incapable of painting the full picture. Your people, therefore, hold the key. For your company to make it, they must be ready to take on whatever comes. In the absence of sufficient data, that is, an abundance of training, culture and communication to secure the most adaptive and innovative team possible.
That's where we come in. We're the first group in the world to integrate climate science and behavior science in a model that counters the human biases and organizational roadblocks that keep teams from embracing truth and taking the action needed, emboldened by a real (not false) Hope Taxonomy and empowered with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure you're ready for anything and never, ever fall short. Our solutions are designed to keep you open and strong in the 1.5-to-5°C economy we will have, not the under-2°C most people cling to as the likely outcome.
Value for you. Value for all.
We see continuity-vital companies that are also sustainability & ESG leaders as accelerators of broader societal adaptation, because as we find in every natural disaster, your viability is vital to everyone else's ability to function and adapt.
In a post-1.5°C economy, value happens when, a) you become one of the companies that adapts this way and prospers, while competitors procrastinate, and b) you go beyond your own walls and join or lead the adaptation movement in your industry, community, city and world — the latter through the Paris Agreement's impassioned call for total adaptation (articles 7 & 8). Because resilience is interdependent. We sink or swim together. And if you're reading this, we're quite certain you'd rather swim. So we help you navigate this global ecosystem, as well.
The U.S. is back in the Paris Agreement. The time for corporate climate-adaptation action is here. But not just any action.
That is precisely what President Biden's January 27 Executive Order on Climate Change and upcoming Build Back Better program seek to do, build ambition by cascading climate action — including adaptation and resilience — across the entire economy and even around the world, and we're thrilled to help. Here's the key quote from the Executive Order:
“It is the policy of my Administration to organize and deploy the full capacity of its agencies to implement a government-wide approach that increases resilience to the impacts of climate change in every sector of our economy, marshaling the creativity, courage, and capital necessary to make our Nation resilient in the face of this threat.”
This is transformative, and it's not just the federal government. The America Is All In coalition is matching it, partnering, with a whole-of-society approach. States and cities are cascading resilience, as well, as are countries around the world, now supported by U.S. foreign policy and climate funding. The recent Climate Adaptation Summit launched the Race to Resilience initiative. Regulators have begun mandating climate-risk disclosure and management. Philanthropists are making huge bets on cutting-edge innovations.
As it becomes increasingly clear to scientists that climate change will highly likely not be solved, attention must shift immediately to the adaptation sections of the Paris Agreement, and we, for one, are looking for clients and players to join that conversation — to raise our collective voice within the annual COP process while ushering in the resilience breakthroughs that will define the future we all have in COMMON.
That is the purpose of Adaptation Ambition, where urgent climate action is all about resilience at scale to meet the 4°C challenge. In addition to breakthrough innovation, it includes a campaign to get the message out in multiple creative ways, and a pathway to make resilience accessible to companies, governments, organizations and communities everywhere. Stay tuned for the launch, and if you want to lead the space by becoming one of our sponsors, please reach out.
Thought Leadership to prepare for a 4C World
Follow the creator of Deep Adaptability across his multiple platforms:
- THE ADAPTIVE COMPANY Column, Predict Magazine in Medium. The column serves as a sort of preamble for Alex's book by the same name (est. publication date: summer 2022).
- Commentary and reflections on the news of the moment in LinkedIn, Twitter and his Medium blog, all @alexdiazeco.
- Alex is also occasionally featured in COMMON's media platform, including this Medium blog and this recent Facebook Live where he offers an Adaptation 101 Masterclass starting at minute 3:10..