CINCS

About

CINCS LLC is a research, analysis and software development company headquartered in New York City that specializes in climate change risks and natural resource impacts assessment.

Since its founding in 2006, CINCS has built an international reputation through its extensive repository of research and in-depth global analysis on water, land and carbon trends and the related risks to companies and communities. The company’s Primers, Trackers, In-Focus Reports, Corporate Case studies and White Papers are respected worldwide with more than 10,000 weekly subscribers.

Problem

Businesses, investors, insurers and individual home owners are facing significant financial risk related to the impacts of extreme weather against their operations, properties and supply chains. Competitive, regulatory and stakeholder pressure have been increasing to monitor, mitigate, measure and report against these triple bottom line threats.

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Solution

Climate.IQ (CIQ) is a modeling software solution that evaluates potential climate risk and its associated damages to properties and communities. CIQ combines hydrological modeling, climate information, future change projections, historical weather events and economic information to generate an intuitive risk score that tells users how risky their properties and communities are facing different climate disasters.

CIQ also projects damage to properties and communities, considering the acreages, building types and other engineering aspects. Advanced components of Climate.IQ will also utilize satellite and remote sensing data to forecast related risks such as flooding, sea level rise, tropical cyclones, tornadoes, extreme heat, extreme cold, droughts and earthquakes.

Our Knowledge

The CINCS team holds deep understanding of natural capital systems and their associated financial risks and opportunities. Our technology development partner, subject matter experts and advisory council members complement and complete the organizational intelligence and operational capacity necessary for success.

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Olivia Fussell

Olivia Fussell

President

As Founder and President, Olivia provides guidance and oversight in support of executing the company’s business plan and the achievement of its corporate milestones and financial performance. In addition she has responsibility for cultivating and generating capital investments.

Olivia has a 30-year history of entrepreneurship. In 1989, she founded Fussell Development Corp., a residential real estate development and Construction Company based in New York City; in 2006, Carbon Credit Capital (CCC) LLC, a renewable energy and low carbon investment advisory firm; and CINCS LLC – a research, analysis, and technology development firm focused on carbon sequestration in tropical forests and other landscape profiles.

Olivia also co-founded the Council of Alumni for Social Enterprise, a 501c3 organization that had a well-constructed model of helping graduate students who wrote case studies on successful and impactful social enterprises worldwide. She also managed Pro-Natura, U.S. an NGO tackling social, economic and environmental problems that face rural communities in the Developing World with headquarters in Paris.

Olivia holds a Masters in International Affairs, from Columbia University with an emphasis on Environmental Finance; A Masters in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis on Land Use Planning, from Harvard; and a Bachelor’s of Science, from London University in Landscape Design, Planning, and Development. She grew up in Africa and the UK and has travelled the globe extensively.

Ricardo Anderson

Ricardo Anderson

Ricardo is a data analyst at CINCS. He contributes to the team with his knowledge in environmental science, in particular GIS, climate research, and satellite remote sensing.

Ricardo graduated from the City College of New York with a Master's degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental System Science from the City College of New York. Over the past few years, Ricardo has worked as a research assistant studying the dynamics of clouds, convection, aerosols and their role in long-term climate change. Ricardo is dedicated to improving climate models using satellite data and also understanding the changes in climate.

Chase Johnson

Chase Johnson

Chase Johnson is a climate risk analyst at CINCS. He works with the CINCS team to create models which provide a visual simulation of possible climatic scenarios for the United States and outlying areas. In addition, Chase also works with satellite data sets and statistics.

Chase is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science at CUNY Lehman College. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in meteorology from the State University of New York at Brockport. During his free time, Chase likes to volunteer with projects at his university as well as in his community and enjoys the beauty of the great outdoors.

Pianpian Wang

Pianpian Wang

Pianpian provides the Company with legal advice on its contracts and Intellectual Property.

Pianpian has a Master of Laws in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, New York. Prior to that, she obtained a Juris Master with focus on Environmental Law from Sun Yat-sen University, China. Pianpian also holds a Bachelor of Law and passed the Chinese Bar Exam in 2009.

Yuanrong Zhou

Yuanrong Zhou

Yuanrong is an analyst at CINCS. She supports the data analysis team through research of environmental data and algorithmic modeling for Climate IQ. She contributes to the team with her extensive background in environmental science, specifically, climate science.

Yuanrong has a MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University and holds a BS in Environmental Biology from the University of Toronto. She is passionate about climate change mitigation and has a diverse experience of working in environmental labs, varying from Earth Science to Bio-conservation. Her current focus is on climate impacts on society and corporate sustainable development.

Peng Huang

Peng Huang

Peng(Jeff) works as a marketing analyst intern at CINCS. He is responsible for conducting marketing researches, developing channel strategies and managing social media activities for Climate.IQ. With strong computer graphics skills, he also assists in marketing assets design and visual effects processing.

Peng graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Marketing. Prior to that, he studied at Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China and acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Management.

Zabir Hossain

Zabir Hossain

Zabir is a full stack developer at CINCS. He is developing Climate IQ's web application both backend and frontend. He contributes to the team with his problem solving ability and tech background.

Zabir graduated from the City College of New York with a Master's and Bachelor’s degree in Physics with an honors in research. He has worn many hats throughout his short career. Starting from teaching assistant to a research assistant and now as a full stack developer. He is a dangerously fast learner and a problem solver with a proven track record (view my publications).

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Nancy Schaefer

Nancy Schaefer

Managing Partner, CD Advisory

Nancy is a C-suite consultant with a myriad of experience in marketing and branding is a Managing Partner at CD Advisory, a leading-edge marketing and innovation consultancy.

Nancy is a cum laude graduate of Occidental College and earned her MBA with distinction from Columbia University. She currently works with ACE for the homeless, is branding New York's historical Battery Park, and is a guest lecturer in innovation at NYU Stern and Columbia Business School.

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