Adapting to Change


Book Title: Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience  
Author: Ann Goodman, PhD
Publisher: Business Expert Press
List Price: $34.95
Format: Soft cover, 120 pages
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 13:978-1-63157-144-2
Reviewer: Jesus S. Flores
Review Date: June 2017



As is pointed out by Ms. Goodman we live in a rapidly changing world where negative climate events have created local impacts but these effects are felt worldwide.

One reason that has been proposed for these climate events is the large increase in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). This book looks at how and what businesses are doing to reduce their GHGs and what strategies can be implemented to reduce the impact of negative climate events.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is laid out in a five-theme format. The individual themes show how real-world companies are responding to these climate changes. The focus is on how innovative company leaders are exploring mitigating responses to climate change.

The five-themes correspond to the book chapters. Each chapter addresses how a specific company or community responded to a climate event. The chapter details the strategies used to address the issue.


Businesses such as Citigroup responded to Superstorm Sandy by setting goals to mitigate climate change by setting internal environmental goals for reducing greenhouse emissions and reducing its waste. At the same time Citi was also encouraging and financing other companies’ greenhouse reduction efforts (projects).

ConAgra’s dependence on agricultural products mandated that it address responses to climate events. ConAgra implemented strategies to reduce GHGs, assisted its supply chain partners to instigate agricultural and transportation strategies to ensure the production of sustainable products…


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About the Reviewer


Jesus S. Flores, PMP

Texas, USA



Jesus Flores
is currently working as the Grant Manager for a municipal transit agency. His education includes a BS in Biology, MSPH in Public Health, and an MBA in Management. He has been a PMP since 2005 and has worked as a Project Manager on process re-engineering projects and ERP implementations.


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