Your leadership team may not yet know your organization is in uncharted waters, but eventually they will. Every organization is.

Governments, investors, stakeholders and financial institutions are all taking steps to address a warming climate. Their actions are changing the business context for everyone.

The challenge for your executive leadership is how to safely navigate your organization through unknown or uncharted waters. Many do not yet have the experience or skills to do it well.

The lack of necessary knowledge either stops firms from acting on these new realities, or they risk making uninformed and costly choices. In either case, company objectives are not achieved.

It reminds me of an analogy. Growing up in the Niagara Peninsula, I would often watch the large ocean-going freighters approaching the entrance to the Welland Canal. Small motorboats, bringing pilots, would come out to meet them. The pilots knew the canal’s hazards, currents and operating conditions.

When pilots come on board a ship, their job is to use their specialized knowledge to successfully guide that vessel safely through a canal, a passage or into a port.

Our work at 360 Energy is similar to that of a pilot. We use our specialized knowledge of energy and carbon markets to help executives in the C-suite safely navigate these new and unfamiliar climate currents.

Some organizations can only see the threat in these waters. We don’t. We believe that finding safe passage through climate turbulence is opening up new business opportunities for those companies that embrace this change. Our task is be the pilot that organizations hire to help navigate safely into new, successful and sustainable operations.

If the leaders in your organization are anxious – or inspired – consider bringing a “pilot” on board. In the swirling currents of change, a pilot can help you find safe passage to new opportunities.