CINCS

About

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

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 15,000 weekly subscribers.

Problem

Businesses, investors and insurers are facing significant financial risk related to the impacts of extreme weather and natural resource depletion on their operations and supply chains. Competitive, regulatory and stakeholder pressure is increasing to monitor, mitigate, measure and report against these triple bottom line threats.

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Solution

Climate.IQ (CIQ) is a PHP-based modeling software solution that models climate risk and its cost to properties. CIQ combines hydrological modeling, climate information, future change projections, historical events & economic information for its beta risk score. Besides the detailed analysis of climate hazards, CIQ also projects future cost to a property, considering its acreages, building types and other engineering aspects. The risk score and damage will be projected for monthly and annual term. Advanced components of Climate.IQ will also utilizes satellite and remote sensing data to forecast short-term flooding risk.

CIQ is a cost and time effective way to assess your current and future flooding risk. An easy-to-read report gives users the necessary tools to improve their level of understanding of flood risk associated with their asset. Future modules of CIQ will include other climate related hazards.

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.

Arthur Zhao

Arthur Zhao

Arthur is the research analyst for supporting insurance modeling and evaluating the risk through all types of natural disasters. He also assists the Climate.IQ team for data collection and the preliminary data cleaning process. He is pursuing a Master of Actuarial Science at Columbia University and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree doubling major in Applied Computational Mathematical Science and Economics from the University of Washington.

Before joining CINCS team, he worked as a data analyst in Seattle and participated in a project related to Big Data Analysis. His hobbies are broad, and he is fascinated by all types of cutting-edge technologies.

Peiran Zhou

Peiran Zhou

Peiran works as a Data Engineering Intern at CINCS. He works with CINCS Data Science and Research team to process large dataset, create and optimize models, he is responsible for the development of flooding model, data scraping, data aggregation and data storage.

Peiran is a master student at Columbia University studying electrical engineering, he is interested in Big Data Analytics and the development of Software Application, he has emphasized his coursework on Big Data, Database Management System and Computer Networks.

Yanying Hao

Yanying Hao

Yanying works as a Data Analysis Intern at CINCS. She works with CINCS Data Science and Research team to process large dataset. She is responsible for the development of wildfire model, data scraping, data aggregation and data storage.

Yanying is a master student at Columbia University majoring in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences. She is looking forward to combing her knowledge of environmental sciences and quantitative methods.

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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