Climate Resilience Consulting Works with Clients to Build Resilience to Climate Stresses and Shocks.
Market Trends and Investor Landscape Analysis for a Global Resilience Investment Fund: In partnership with Four Twenty Seven, performed a market analysis and investor survey to support the feasibility study of a Fund to catalyze and leverage private capital for investment in climate and natural hazards resilience infrastructure, public private partnerships and small and medium sized enterprises. Examined innovative tools emerging in the debt and equity marketplace, including Strategic Investment Funds, that make resilience projects interesting to investors.
100 Resilient Cities Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation
100RC Resilience Policy Platform to Inform the Federal Government: Working with Enterprise Community Partners to determine key barriers and opportunities in government policy and regulation that help or hinder resilience building and innovation, creating a platform to elevate pressing city resilience issues in national government and among leading institutions in the country.
THE KRESGE FOUNDATION
The Kresge Foundation Climate Adaptation Portfolio Review: Developing an understanding of the current state of the adaptation and resilience fields, identifying emerging opportunities and recommending a go-forward strategy, based on insights from the experts, including The Kresge Foundation’s grantees in climate adaptation within the U.S. Preliminary Report in Brief
Financing Urban Resilience: A Blueprint for Action. In partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities, we developed and delivered a Bellagio Center convening in summer 2016 that focused on the roles of credit rating agencies and insurers in bolstering resilience. We are helping to implement the resulting blueprint to increase finance for urban resilience through modified policies, procedures and funding streams. Public Report
REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION
Adaptation and Resilience Trust Fund. In partnership with an independent contractor, we set a framework to create resilience resources for the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. The recommendations include how to support building upgrades, buyouts, land protection, green infrastructure and hard infrastructure like sea walls. Report
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. In partnership with Arizona State University, we are working with 9 cities to promote, design, and implement urban infrastructure. We aim to inspire resilience in the face of future extreme events, provide ecosystem services, improve social well being, and exploit new technologies in ways that benefit all segments of urban populations.