Carbon180: Choosing a Winning Strategy for Carbon Removal

by Andrew Isaacs and Elis Valeria Anginski Cotosky

Carbon180's co-founders are at a crossroads in reassessing their organization's future strategy and vision to drive a new carbon-conscious economy. Because Noah Deich and Giana Amador believe 'big challenges require big thinking,' they have taken a multisector approach towards climate change solutions, working in business, policy, and research. This has resulted in some wins while at the same time challenging the resources of their small organization. Also, their funders recommend tighter focus. Carbon180 must weigh competing strategies to catalyze social change and make key decisions on whether a narrow or broad approach will best achieve the goal of reducing carbon emissions.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand competing strategies for driving social change regarding solutions for climate change. 2. Examine the challenges of delivering results as a nonprofit in a space that is driven by government policy. 3. Develop an understanding for the complexities of balancing multiple stakeholders in an area where passions run deep.


Pub Date: Oct 31, 2019

Discipline: General Management

Subjects: Policy making process, Nonprofit organizations, Organizational change, Climate change, Natural resources, Carbon emissions, Sustainability

Product #: B5944-PDF-ENG

Industry: Environmental consulting services

Geography: Silicon Valley

Length: 13 page(s)

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