“Of one thing we can be sure: energy will be more challenging and more important in the future. Will you, and your business, be ready?”— Peter Schwartz, Chairman, Global Business Network
Increasing energy demand, global climate change, and constrained energy supplies are likely to impact how energy affects your business in the future. Is your company prepared for the energy challenges that lie ahead? The ground-breaking report, Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead, reveals what twenty leading U.S. companies recommend businesses should do now to prepare for the risks and opportunities of our energy future.
EPA’s experience, through its interactions with U.S. companies, is that many are initiating energy programs. For companies operating formal energy programs, these programs are typically less than 5 years old. And, the involvement of senior executives in energy planning and decisionmaking is just beginning.
Market trends suggest that the demand for energy resources will rise dramatically over the next 25 years:
If energy prices also rise dramatically due to increased demand and constrained supply, business impacts could include:
Recent history also demonstrates that catastrophic weather events, terrorism, and shifting economic centers are not just events of our imagination but realities of our lifetime.
Given this challenging landscape, what steps do U.S. businesses need to take today to survive a potentially disruptive energy future?
Global Business Network (GBN), a member of the Monitor Group, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), gathered senior executives from twenty major U.S. companies to consider the potential energy impacts that U.S. businesses may face over the next decade. Based on four plausible scenarios of the world in 2020, the report Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead identifies a set of strategies that will help businesses act now to prepare for future energy-related risks.
Watch GBN’s Peter Schwartz describe the report:
California Portland Cement
Jones Lang LaSalle
Merck & Co., Inc.
National Starch & Chemical
PepsiCo / Frito-Lay
Procter & Gamble