Energy management systems integral to the fight against climate change

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Climate change is a growing problem throughout the world, and as extreme weather events such as those witnessed in recent months become increasingly commonplace, it's an issue that we can no longer afford to ignore.
But why should businesses care about climate change?
Aside from the fact that climate change is everybody's problem, the financial implications of its effects can be huge for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
As the New Statesman recently reported, in the UK alone flooding has caused untold damage since the beginning of the year. Scores of homes, buildings and businesses have been damaged by these floods; and although politicians have called them 'unprecedented', they haven't appeared from nowhere – they are the result of climate change.
Did you know, for example, that four of the five years of heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the UK have been in the past five years? Or that fourteen of the fifteen hottest years on record have been witnessed this century?
Following last year's climate talks in Paris, this an issue that should still be at the forefront of our minds, but those of businesses in particular. The responsibility of the private sector to lead the way for a greener future was one of the key themes of the talks; not only because this sector has the money to do so, but because it has a penchant for innovation.
If businesses don't make an active effort to improve their energy usage, it could have a devastating impact on their bottom line. According to a study by Citigroup, if the global temperature jumps four degrees by the end of this century - which is on course to happen - the resulting storms, floods and droughts will see the world's gross domestic product take a $72 trillion hit.
Some companies are already feeling these effects. Just last month, Unilever's CEO revealed the shocking news that natural disasters connected with climate change had cost the company $300 million in 2015.
Until recently, a lot of business leaders scoffed at the idea of 'going green,' either because they thought they couldn't afford it, didn't think it necessary or just didn't know where to start. But as the price of environmentally-friendly technologies lowers and the price of carbon increases, a growing number of companies are re-addressing their energy efficiency policies.
Of course, this isn't completely altruistic – it also offers a good return on investment. One study of 1,700 leading international organisations found that their energy reduction investments had provided a 27% return rate, while Harvard research found that companies who treat issues of environmental sustainability seriously outstrip those who don't.
Climate change should be viewed by the private sector as an opportunity to innovate, which in turn will improve their bottom line and company image. From transitioning to clean energy to better managing their energy usage, to designing buildings and infrastructures that reduce energy waste, now is the time to embrace eco-friendly technologies.
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