Executive Forum on Business and Climate – Business Resilience


Identifying Business / Industry Needs for Resilience Planning

Washington, D.C.

November 4-5, 2013

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC), which is largely supported through a grant from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), welcomes you to the second Executive Forum on Business and Climate. The Forum is a 2-day knowledge exchange seminar and networking activity built around discussions on climate-related risks and opportunities for private sector businesses. We will explore observed and projected climate impacts on the private sector, the process of assessing vulnerabilities and opportunities, the prioritization of risk management options, and the availability and adequacy of decision-support tools.


  • Discuss industry’s needs related to climate data, information, and decision-support tools, and explore the best avenues to engage with government agencies such as NOAA’s NCEI
  • Strengthen the relationship between business and industry leaders and NOAA’s climate science team, identifying key points of contact for accessing technical expertise

Executive Forum on Business and Climate is hosted and supported by:

c2es-logo The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Learn more at www.c2es.org.


cics-logo CICS-NC, a unit of NC State University, provides collaborative research in support of NOAA and NCEI mission goals related to meteorological satellite and climate data and information research and development. CICS-NC scientific vision centers on observation from Earth-orbiting satellites and prediction using realistic mathematical models of the present and future behavior of the Earth System. Furthermore, CICS-NC is an interinstitutional research center of the University of North Carolina system, a focal point for climate science research, and, a facilitator of regional economic development through its engagement activities www.cicsnc.org.