Note: If you’re not familiar with Roadmaps, the “Climate Web Roadmaps” link at right (desktop) or below (mobile) can quickly orient you. Right click on any of the links to open up a new browser tab.

The Climate Web had its origin more than a decade ago as s decision-support tool for business climate change decision-making. It has continued to track key “business and climate change” conversations since then. For Roadmap purposes, these conversations are split between “business climate risks” and “business responses to climate change.”


A number of key topics come into play when it comes to exploring “business risk” to climate change.

  • The evolution of business climate risk thinking
  • Business risk known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns
  • GHG emissions as a proxy for business risk
  • Distinguishing between societal and business risk framing
  • “Expected climate change” vs. “potential climate risk”
  • The likelihood of an “Inevitable Policy Response”
  • What carbon pricing levels businesses may need to adapt to
  • Sectoral sensitivities to levels of carbon pricing
  • Systemic climate risk as the business risk elephant in the room
  • Greenwashing and greenwishing as business risk

These are the kinds of topics the Climate Web, based on 20,000 hours of knowledge curation, can help you explore. This Lite Roadmap organizes some of the resources available to you for doing that exploration.

Key Index Entries include:

Key Topical Headings for books, reports, and journal articles:

Key Topical Headings for news and opinion:

Key Topical Headings for extracted materials:

Key Topical Headings for websites, experts, and more

Key Topical Headings for videos:

As a bonus, here are some recent additions to the Climate Web you might find thought-provoking that relate specifically to the topic of this Lite Roadmap. They represent just the smallest sliver of what’s organized in the Climate Web with the goal of facilitating access to your actionable knowledge. Note that links with “$$” sit behind paywalls and we can’t provide direct access. But we are always working to go through those sources to extract key idea and graphics to share under “fair use” rules.

NOTE: Accessing the Climate Web via Roadmap hyperlinks can be a bit disconcerting if you’re not familiar with TheBrain software’s basic functionality, which you can explore via the Basic Navigation link at right. If you do explore some of the links, please remember that Open Access to the Climate Web (via the cloud) is both much slower and less powerful than Premium Access to the Climate Web (which allows you to download the Climate Web to your computer AND take advantage of TheBrain’s superior desktop and mobile softwares).


To clearly see the differences between a Lite Topical Roadmap and a Premium Topical Roadmap, you can take a look at both versions of the Under-Estimating Climate Risks Roadmap:

The Premium Busienss Risk Roadmap digs much deeper into the topics already flagged at the top of this page, among others. Representing hundreds of hours of research and knowledge curation, the Premium Roadmap links together together explanatory prose, topical headings, individual sources and news stories, curated topical dashboards for exploring key topics, and even individual ideas and graphics the Climatographers have extracted from a wide range of key sources. The Premium Business Risk Roadmap covers topics including:

  • Physical risks vs. regulatory/policy risks
  • The growing probability of physical risk tipping points
  • The growing possibility of an Inevitable Policy Response
  • The implications of under-estimating business risks
  • Risk disclosure as corporate strategy - which scenario, what risks?
  • The implications of systemic climate risk events for business risk assessment

To get beyond Business Risk 101 conversations, and to take advantage of today’s collective knowledge when it comes to business climate risk: access the Business Risk Premium Roadmap here.

Alternatively, if you’re interested in a webinar or brainstorming session, or a customized topical Dashboard or Roadmap relating to business risks, contact us!

Other Roadmaps

You can review the Lite versions of more than 20 Topical Roadmaps, and access their respective Premium Roadmaps, through this Climate Site. We welcome your feedback on other Roadmaps you’d like to see.

Climate Assumptions Audit

Business decision-makers are expected to incorporate climate risks and opportunities into their planning and decision-making. But these are relatively new topics for many decision-makers, and all kinds of underlying assumptions are in play when it comes to:

  • Climate change itself
  • The business materiality of climate risks and opportunities
  • The economics of climate change and climate change mitigation
  • The changing probabilities of extreme events and business disruptions
  • The timing of potential climate change and climate policy tipping points
  • The likely evolution of climate policies and measures
  • How climate risks will play out at the sectoral level

There are too many potential assumptions for a fixed Roadmap, but the Climate Web is structured to make it possible to re-visit all kinds of climate assumptions. Learn more at this dedicated Climate Site.

Your Climate MBA

If you’re coming to climate change from a business perspective, or as a business advisor, you should explore the Your Climate MBA link to the right. Your Climate MBA is not a degree program, but it does help you access almost everything you might want to know about climate-related topics from a busienss perspective.

Note: This Climate Site has been extracted from the Climate Web to make the material contained here easier to access. That said, this Climate Site represents just the smallest sliver of what you can do with the Climate Web. You can learn more through the links present to right of the website page, and:

  • To learn more about how the Climate Web is structured and its capabilities, use this Climate Site.

  • To learn more about how you can most effectively take advantage of the Climate Web, use this Climate Site.

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