Emilie Mazzacurati on Navigating Climate Risk in Financial Markets

February 5, 2023

Financial sector's role in addressing climate change

In this special rebroadcast, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham speak with Emilie Mazzacurati, a climate tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience at the intersection of climate risk and financial markets. Previously serving as the Global Head of Moody's Climate Solutions, Emilie is now focused on increasing understanding of climate risk in the financial sector to drive investments in adaptation and resilience. Join the conversation as Emilie shares her insights and expertise on navigating the challenges and opportunities in this important field.

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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.