29 minutes | Oct 12th 2020

Climate Risk: Investing in climate resilience and adaptation

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How can we unlock the power of the private sector to scale up technologies and services that facilitate climate resilience and adaptation?

That’s the question on our minds in this podcast, as we continue to explore climate risk from a variety of perspectives.

Hosted by Brad Hurley, senior communications consultant at ICF; and Peter Schultz, Ph.D., vice president, climate and resilience; this conversation with Jay Koh, co-founder and managing director of The Lightsmith Group, a sustainable private equity firm in New York City, covers topics such as:

  • The differences between investing in climate resilience and making climate resilient investments.
  • The range of tools—from data and analytics to products and services—that investors use to help assess the evolving challenges that climate change introduces as risks become more complex and move from one area to another.
  • How to use investment in the policy context as a tool for supporting sustainable development. 
  • New frontiers and untapped opportunities in advancing resilience in the private sector.

Why it’s important to create and invest in products and services that are both designed for a more climate-changed future and superior in quality to present-day alternatives.

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