Historically, corporations have tended to view global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions as environmental issues that don’t affect their bottom line, and therefore don’t affect how they do business.

That’s changing as business leaders become increasingly aware of the ways in which climate change threatens the profitability and value of their companies — and of the global economy in which they operate.

Three prominent members of the business community — Mindy Lubber of Ceres, Mark Buckley of Staples, and Lee Kane of Whole Foods Market — weigh in.