Simple calculation of carbon risk/opportunity

A lot of businesses are looking for a simple way to understand the carbon exposure - whether risk or opportunity - for their operations, or perhaps just particular products.

So what would a business environmentalist do?

The attached slide provides a basic ready-reckoner by looking at the interaction of profitability and greenhouse gas emissions. The happy face is low carbon emission and high profitability, because that's the sweet spot.

High carbon emissions and low profitability is bad and will just get worse without radical change. You'll get the full picture when you take a look at the slide.

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Business ready-reckoner for low-carbon transition.ppt33 KB