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Artificial Intelligence in The Future of Finance and The Planet

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Like any innovation, artificial intelligence drives excitement and contradictory opinions at the same time. It can open tremendous opportunities for the future of finance and the planet. The future of finance can be promising if...
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What is a Low carbon transformation? Agriculture (Part VI)

Climate change is one of the most important issues facing humanity. The world needs to employ technology to drive responsible progress and sustainable economic development while reducing our environmental footprint. The world is experiencing...
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What is low carbon transformation? Industry (Part VI)

Climate change has been making headlines recently, with the US administration pledging large amounts of spending towards reaching climate targets after the US re-joined the Paris Accord. The climate change challenge is complex and...
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What makes a portfolio “ESG”?

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Environment – Social - Governance (ESG) Investing has recently had significant interest by institutional and retail investors alike. The idea of helping society and the environment is a noble goal. A big challenge and...
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The Archaic Life of Fishermen Confronts the Progressives of the Windmill Ecosystem

Quality rural lifestyles threatened by the advancing megalopolis In my hometown of Boothbay, Maine, a consortium of interests, anchored in the public-private state, are installing the first floating windmills in the USA in the waters...
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What is Low Carbon Transformation? Transportation (Part V)

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Climate change is becoming a real threat to humanity and it is time for all of us to take action in order to mitigate and adapt to this threat. The path for transformation to...
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What is a Low Carbon Transformation? Buildings Technology (Part IV)

The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final global energy use in 2018. This staggering share of the world's energy trickles down to a large share of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions where...
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Fighting Climate Change with AI

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Even though the pandemic has slowed down human life and in turn, its environmental impacts, 2020 was still the hottest year on record. Climate change has not gone anywhere, and more must be done...
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Creating Sustainable Carbon Economy With Blockchain

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In the week of Feb 14, 2021, an unusual ‘Arctic blast’ pummeled Texas, US. The temperature plunged to historically low levels leaving scores of people deprived of electricity and drinking water. As per experts,...
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What is a Low Carbon Transformation – Basic Concepts Part II

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The urgency of addressing the climate crisis has been widely recognized by world governments, international organizations, various corporations, and the broader civil society. The Paris Climate Conference in December 2015 was a significant milestone...
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What is a Low Carbon Transformation? Basic Concepts Part I

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The urgency of addressing the climate crisis has been widely recognized by world governments, international organizations, various corporations, and the broader civil society. The Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015 was a significant...
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Act Local

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How climate risk intelligence can enable sustainable action at the local level As discussed in our last post, climate risk intelligence is what makes, through data transformations, frontier climate science and the massive amounts of geospatial data,...
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What’s Your COVID Rating? Designing Office Spaces for Pandemic Safety

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic swept over America and compelled workers to flee their offices for the isolated security of their own homes, commercial real estate leaders have found themselves struggling to answer a...
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It matters when it’s in your backyard

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Climate risk intelligence to inform location-specific physical risk now and in the future. For decades, scientists have warned about the increase of climate-related physical hazards. Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization Report declared...
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Building Sustainable Circular Economy With Blockchain

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Since the industrial revolution began, the world has focused on the production and consumption of products. Little or no attention is paid to where the materials are sourced from, the conditions in which the...
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Is Our House On Fire?

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Exploring Future Scenarios with the Changing Climate The growing number of high-intensity acute physical hazards like wildfires and floods have been a source of increasing alarm and concern for public and commercial interests alike.  Right...
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Machine Ecology

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The earth is sick, and the causes of its disease lie in our choices, our myopia, and our lack of imagination. Climate change, with deforestation, melting glaciers, mass extinctions and carbon emissions, is the biggest...
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Customer Behavior leading to Disruptive trends

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As the world is reaping the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution, disruptive technology is also evolving into it finest stage. The advancement pace is at all-time high, a shift in the consumer behavior,...
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Why is international cooperation so hard?

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Remember climate change? On June 20, the high temperature in Verkhoyansk, a town in northeast Russia about 260 miles south of the Arctic coast and about 6 miles north of the Arctic Circle, topped out...
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Can emissions trading save us?

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What is emissions trading? Source Emissions trading, also known as cap and trade, has two components. First a cap is set on total emissions for the participating firms. Each firm is allowed a certain amount of...