If ever there was a time to embrace holistic adaptation, this is that time.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is revealing how vulnerable everyone everywhere is to the unpredictable, even unimaginable natural disaster, and therefore the imperative of preparing and responding with the best possible climate adaptation plan. (For the connection between the virus and climate, see our latest thinking here.)

Today, with the crisis still on, you have a golden opportunity, to build adaptability into your corporate DNA. Let's focus on COVID-19, of course, but in ways that make you adaptive to whatever comes next, because you know the climate will continue coming at you harder than ever, probably while you're focused on this virus. Don't allow anyone in your company or across your value chain to be sideswiped or surprised.

That takes a special mindset, plus a certain organizational and facilities fortitude. Not just anyone and not just any company will make the cut. We're looking for the ones that can, the ones that want to. To you, we offer a suite of services you won't find anywhere else, tailored for our times, for this inflection moment in history. We're the first group on the planet to pioneer an integral model of risk-management, org-culture and communications to take you there from here.

Because on this front, the future may be unpredictable, but it can no longer be unimaginable. In fact, envisioning it is our creative starting point, to co-create hope for the post 1.5ºC world we have in COMMON.

But we must co-create together, and do it differently. Because this is not your normal need at the normal speed. You can’t do the typical thing, or do it alone. This is by nature collaborative, requiring a specialized group with the right global capabilities and insights, the one creating the model for the adaptive companies of today and tomorrow.

The field is so new. Call it Adaptation Next: to be ready for whatever climate brings. To which we say: Bring it on. You can do this.



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Our focus is the business world, because as we see in every natural disaster, including the coronavirus, the continuity and viability of businesses is vital to adaptation. For society and your own stakeholders to function as climate escalates, not to mention preserving your relevance and value, you MUST remain open and strong.


Discover C-CAM, the world's most complete path to manage climate risks and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Three integrated frameworks. One kickass Plan.

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With BASTION you fortify your facilities using the USGBC's new adaptation standard, for protection against the climate change that is really coming.

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The Adaptive Company

The only column on corporate climate adaptation, written by Alex Díaz. Manage fast-evolving risks. Take advantage of fast-emerging opportunities. Find it exclusively here in Medium, including the connection between COVID-19 and climate change. Alex is also writing a book by that name, to be the world's first comprehensive adaptation guide for business.