Drawing on the results of a 2010 survey of corporate signatories to the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Environment Programme Caring for Climate initiative, as well as on existing literature, this report makes the business case for private sector adaptation to climate change in ways that build the  resilience of vulnerable communities in developing countries.

Companies that will survive and thrive are those that quickly realign their corporate infrastructure to the expectation of a low carbon economy. This report offers guidance to companies to realign their climate change strategies to a low-carbon economy, anticipate and meet new market demands and make make long-term investment decisions that factor in climate risks.