Overcoming Inertia — Advancing Corporate Leadership in Adaptation

Geoffrey K. Willis is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Natural Resources and Environmental Practice Group with Sheppard Mullin. With years of experience advising the private and public sectors, Willis understands the roadblocks that can keep many corporations from swiftly embracing the adaptation agenda, as well as the incentives that can help business overcome this “inertia.”

Very often, companies I advise come to us when they plan to invest and are looking for three things: certainty, stability and fairness.

Certainty: If you don’t know what your legal or regulatory requirement will be it’s very hard to know how your investments will turn out and what your infrastructure costs will be.