Resilience Finance

Climate Bonds Initiative

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Adaptation and Resilience Expert Group technical lead, created Climate Resilience Principles for investment sector.


Financing Urban Resilience: A Blueprint for Action. Developed and delivered a Bellagio, Italy Center convening and action plan to influence credit rating agencies and insurers to bolster resilience through modified policies, procedures and funding streams.  In partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Public Report

The World Bank

Market Trends and Investor Landscape Analysis for a Global Resilience Investment Fund. Performed investor survey to support the feasibility study of a Fund to catalyze and leverage private capital. Investigated innovative debt and equity investment tools for natural hazard, infrastructure, and small and medium sized enterprise resilience investments.  In partnership with Four Twenty Seven Inc. 

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Adaptation and Resilience Trust Fund. Set a framework to create resilience resources for the New York, New Jersey Connecticut region. In partnership with an independent contractor. Report

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Perkins +Will

Resilience Finance Training. Designed and led CEU course in resilience finance for Resilience Lab leadership including fundamentals, design professional opportunities to influence finance, and related trends in the finance industry. 

Bay Area Resilient by Design

Finance advisory RFP. Created to guide Bay Area resilience development project funding and finance to help design teams understand their financing options, influencing project and design decisions.

Resilience Measurement

ND-Global adaptation Initiative

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Expert Convening: Created Urban Adaptation Assessment national advisor capstone event prior to launching 260 US city assessment.


Institute for Building Technology and Safety

Resilience Lead creating pre-disaster risk mitigation opportunities including for small and mid-sized US cities. Focus on internal institution building, community finance, leveraging assessment and clearinghouse assets, creating thought leadership and partnerships, elucidating US resilience trends. Expert counsel to National League of Cities Small City resilience advisory.

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Winrock International

Resilience Benefit Screen. Created confidential social impact fund's resilience assessment that will privilege investments offering both resilience risk mitigation and resilience opportunity in least developed countries In partnership with global nonprofit.

Urban Land Institute, National League of Cities and the US Green Building Council

Facilitated Resilient Cities Summit for Mayors and City Leaders

Enterprise Community Partners

Lead Equitable Climate Resilience Building Resilient Futures Convening

Resilience Expert for CDBG-DR Problem Solving Clinic for State and Local Government HUD grantees

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Annual Meeting Finance Workshop, for USDN members

Resilience Strategy

Willis Towers Watson


Climate Science and Policy group closing the disaster risk protection gap by structuring parametric and other innovative insurance solutions.

Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Faculty: Executive Education Advanced Management Program in Real Estate

City of Cambridge

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Advise on resilience hub business plans for two service organizations as part of Kim Lundgren Associates team.

The Kresge Foundation

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The Kresge Foundation Climate Adaptation Portfolio Review. Analyzed the current state of the U.S. adaptation field, identifying emerging opportunities and recommending a go-forward strategy, based on insights from resilience experts.  In partnership with Four Twenty Seven, Inc. and Susanne Moser Research and Consulting. Report: Rising to the Challenge, Together

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100 Resilient Cities

100RC Resilience Federal Policy Platform.  to determine key federal policy infrastructure resilience barriers and opportunities and to create infrastructure resilience policy plank. In partnership with Enterprise Community Partners and Georgetown Climate Center. Safer &  Stronger Cities - Strategies for Advocating for Federal Resilience Policy

Innovation Network for Communities

Sea Level Rise Resilience Finance: Researching and profiling leading US coastal city resilience implementation with Innovation Network for Communities (prime) funded by the Summit Foundation.  Playbook 1.0: How Cities Are Paying for Climate Resilience

Sea Level Rise Resilience Finance: Researching and profiling leading US coastal city resilience implementation with Innovation Network for Communities (prime) funded by the Summit Foundation. Playbook 1.0: How Cities Are Paying for Climate Resilience

Louisiana Resilience Transformation

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Resilience in Action expert intake and report.

Transportation Research Board

National Cooperative Highway Research Program national summit and systems resilience guide. Informing State Departments of Transportation resilience, including for social equity. In partnership with WSP.


Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Bridging between academic and practitioner experts in 9 cities to promote, design, and implement urban infrastructure with resilience finance.  In partnership with Arizona State University.