Oct 06, 2022  
University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023
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ES-5840: Business Resilience and Continuity

Flooding, drought, wildfires and sea-level storm surges are threatening the sustainability of businesses and the safety of those organizations’ personnel. US Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg published Risky Business to hi-light the near term impact to businesses and the economy from a changing climate. One projection made from that report is that within the next 15 years, the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico could see a $ 35 billion loss from hurricanes and other coastal storms combined with a rising sea level. The economic impact from 2017 wildfire season was more than 85 billion dollars, and the 2018 season is projected to exceed that. Our changing climate is fueling the frequency and severity of the impacts we are experiencing in the United States and businesses need to plan and prepare for the possibility of extended closures, supply chain disruption and employees at risk. This module will address what businesses should do to reduce their vulnerability to climate mediate impacts and build resilience in their organization, and for their employees, so they can “bounce-back” quickly after any unforeseen disruption. Topics to be addressed will include: securing data, building resilience upstream in supply chains, having access to sources of credit, working downstream with clients, developing plans for staffing and reducing the vulnerability of employees.
Min. Credits: 1.0
Credit Basis: Semester credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ New England
Method(s): Online (asynchronous)
Faculty Consent Required: N
Program Approval Required: N
Course Type Environmental Studies and Sustainability

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