Work with thought leaders and academic experts in global planetary change

Companies can greatly benefit from collaborating with academic researchers in the field of Global and Planetary Change. These experts can provide valuable insights and solutions to address environmental challenges, develop sustainable practices, and mitigate climate change. They can assist in conducting research, analyzing data, and implementing innovative strategies. By working with these researchers, companies can enhance their environmental stewardship, improve their corporate social responsibility, and gain a competitive edge in the market. Additionally, collaboration with academic researchers can lead to the development of new technologies, products, and services that align with global sustainability goals.

Experts on NotedSource with backgrounds in global planetary change include Lea-Rachel Kosnik, Peter Reich, Hendrik Wolff, Christophe Schinckus, Nicholas Medina, Ferdous Ahmed, William Gartner, and Dr. Andrew Ojede, Ph.D..

Lea-Rachel Kosnik

Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis, a leading expert on hydropower regulation in the U.S., and other energy and environmental issues
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Environmental Economics
Energy Economics
Environmental Justice
Text/Content Analysis
Public & Regulatory Economics
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Lea-Rachel Kosnik is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She received her BA and MA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on renewable energy and climate change, and she is considered a leading expert on the topic of hydroelectric energy generation in the U.S., and hydropower regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In recent years her research has expanded to include analyses of the academic economics profession itself, including with a focus on gender issues and DEI initiatives. Methodologically, her skill set includes textual analysis and natural language processing, along with traditional econometric techniques. In 2016 she received an honorable mention for article of the year from *Contemporary Economic Policy*, and in 2022 she gave the keynote address to the Illinois Economics Association. Dr. Kosnik is perhaps best known (in a service capacity) as the Association of Environmental and Resource Economist’s (AERE’s) Midwest representative, annually organizing the full track of AERE-sponsored environmental sessions at the Midwest Economic Association meetings. Dr. Kosnik has also served as President, Past-President, and Board Member of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG), and as a Department Chair.

Hendrik Wolff

Professor, London School of Economics
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Economics and Econometrics
Economics and Econometrics
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Nature and Landscape Conservation
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Hendrik Wolff is Professor of Environmental Economics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). * Hendrik's main research is in environmental economics, working at the intersection of transportation, air pollution, energy and health. This includes the economic causes and consequences of air pollution; the ”value of time;” the impact of energy conservation policies on electricity consumption; cost benefit analysis of the clean air act and its effects on health; the interactions between climate, local prices, wages and “quality of life; and the economics of Daylight Saving Time. He also developed new econometric estimators for large supply and demand systems that are used in agriculture and energy. He has conducted research projects in Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Australia, Bangladesh, Ghana, England, Chile and the United States. Hendrik is a Faculty Affiliate of the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, an IZA Research Fellow, and a CESIfo Research Network Affiliate. He was a visiting professor at Resources for the Future, as well as at LMU Munich, University of Cologne and at IZA, Bonn. * Hendrik’s work has impact on both academia and policy. He won the 2009 Ralph C d’Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication, which is awarded annually for the Best Paper in Environmental and Resource Economics. His research has led to important policy changes by the United Nations and the World Bank on the measurement of indices (the Human Development Index (HDI) and the Ease of Doing Business Index). His work is discussed on television (e.g., ABC News) and international media (e.g., The Economist, The Wall Street Journal). He has successfully obtained external funding from organizations such as the NSF, as well as CSSS and the Royalty Research Fund. In addition, he has been the chair for PhD students and Honors students, many of whom have won multiple awards. The job placements of Hendrik’s students are detailed in his CV. He has also consulted for the U.S. Department of Energy and for the President of the World Bank on important policy issues related to his research. * Hendrik is the director of []( a research lab that connects academic researchers, government, and industry in the urban mobility space

Example global planetary change projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on global planetary change?

Developing Sustainable Supply Chains

An academic researcher in Global and Planetary Change can help companies in various industries develop sustainable supply chains. They can analyze the environmental impact of the supply chain, identify areas for improvement, and propose strategies to reduce carbon emissions, waste, and resource consumption. This collaboration can lead to cost savings, improved brand reputation, and increased customer loyalty.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

Companies can collaborate with academic researchers to develop climate change adaptation strategies. These experts can assess the potential risks and impacts of climate change on the company's operations, supply chain, and stakeholders. They can provide recommendations on how to adapt to changing environmental conditions, minimize disruptions, and ensure business continuity.

Renewable Energy Integration

Academic researchers specializing in Global and Planetary Change can assist companies in integrating renewable energy sources into their operations. They can evaluate the feasibility of renewable energy technologies, conduct cost-benefit analyses, and design customized solutions. This collaboration can help companies reduce their carbon footprint, lower energy costs, and enhance their sustainability credentials.

Biodiversity Conservation

Collaborating with academic researchers in Global and Planetary Change can support companies in implementing biodiversity conservation initiatives. These experts can conduct biodiversity assessments, develop conservation plans, and advise on sustainable land use practices. By protecting and restoring ecosystems, companies can enhance their environmental performance, preserve natural resources, and contribute to the preservation of biodiversity.

Environmental Policy Development

Companies can work with academic researchers to develop effective environmental policies and strategies. These experts can analyze existing policies, conduct research on best practices, and provide recommendations for policy improvements. By aligning their operations with environmental regulations and standards, companies can minimize legal risks, improve their reputation, and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.