• Faculty, fellows and senior analysts are conducting high-impact, nonpartisan research on innovation and climate change issues at the intersection of business and public policy. The Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative seeks to advance this research through case study collection, teaching materials, executive briefings and seminars.

    Path to 2060 Series: Decarbonizing Key Industry Sectors

    Scientists assert that global warming must be kept below two degrees Celsius to avoid insurmountable global disruption.  Getting there will require near total decarbonization of economic activity by 2060.

    The Batten Institute will publish a series of reports that explore technology innovation and the drivers behind the market disruption needed to decarbonize our economy.  The focus of our research will be on those sectors that hold the most promise for innovation and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, including: transportation, energy, industrials, buildings, and agriculture.

    Transportation: Automobiles

    Batten Report: Path to 2060: Decarbonizing the Automobile Industry

    Batten Briefing: Path to 2060: Decarbonizing the Automobile Industry - summary version

    Podcast: Research and Relevance - Decarbonizing the Automobile Industry

    Webinar: Decarbonizing the Automobile Industry

    Other Briefings and Research

    Provided below are links to briefings, white papers, and research on business innovation and climate change.

    Batten Briefing: Innovating for Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities