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.

Mark Skodzinsky

Mark Skodzinsky

Mark co-directs the sales, marketing and user experience for Climate.IQ He has participated in almost every stage of software development and implementation throughout his 16-year career in the industry - from design & development, testing, business analysis, release scheduling, technical sales and support, to product sun-setting.

Mark is also the co-founder of RedMark analytics, an analytics and IT consulting company. Most recently, he served as the Director of Sales & Finance for Singlebrook Technology in Ithaca, NY, a web and mobile technology development company.

Mark has a broad base of knowledge in web and software development, sales, financial analysis and the real estate industry. Mark holds a BS in Economics and Management with a concentration in Finance from SUNY Cortland.

Poney Carpenter

Poney Carpenter

Poney co-directs the design of Climate.IQ. He has over 20 years of experience working with information technology. He has worked in every phase of the software development life cycle. He has experience implementing and integrating several types of enterprise software, including Enterprise Resource Planning, Accounting, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resource systems. He has developed custom N-tier client server and SaaS applications. He has also implemented business intelligence systems.

Poney has worked directly with clients, managed teams of developers and coordinated the work of third party vendors. He has been a business owner and entrepreneur and has worked in enterprise (at Cap Gemini, and Ernst & Young), higher education (at Cornell University), philanthropy (with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), and several small businesses. Most recently he worked as the Director of Services at Singlebrook Technology, a custom web application development company.

Poney attended Cornell University, where he studied Physics and Computer Science.

Hirokazu Yokoyama

Hirokazu Yokoyama

Hirokazu co-directs and manages the Company’s web and software development associated with Climate.IQ.

Hirokazu received a Bachelor of Engineering from Yokohama National University, Japan. He also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the City College of New York.

Hirokazu worked as a software developer for a Japanese mobile phone company before coming to New York, where, in his spare time, he plays the double base in an established jazz group.

Mengqi Shi

Mengqi Shi

Mengqi directs the model and data development for Climate.IQ. She performs research on the data and algorithmic modelling to use in the Climate.IQ solution platform. She manages the team and provides the weekly up-dates.

Her earth science background knowledge contributes to the team with the development of the algorithms and data for climate risk analysis. Her knowledge includes meteorology monitoring, hydrological modeling and catastrophe modeling.

Mengqi graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Before coming to New York, she studied Biology and Environmental Policy at Sewanee in Tennessee. Mengqi is dedicated to improving the understanding of climate change and readiness of adaptation by all sectors. She strives to bridge the gap between scientists and the public on the issues.

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang is a climate change risk analyst at CINCS, where she utilizes her science and engineering background to design and develop the Climate.IQ platform. She is responsible for reviewing the back end methodologies and designing the product outputs, she also analyzes the market potential and competitiveness of Climate.IQ.

Hannah graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Hannah studied marketing and consulting strategy at Imperial College London Business School.

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.

Jacqueline Mitchell

Jacqueline Mitchell

Jacqueline is working with the Climate.IQ business development team to conduct user testing of the products. She uses her extensive background in environmental studies and strong communication skills to develop the website for Climate.IQ. Jacqueline also supports the communication team by developing the company’s biweekly trackers.

Jacqueline is a Master’s candidate majoring in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at The New School. Prior to studying at The New School she received a Bachelor's Degree from Stony Brook University in Environmental Studies and Sociology.

Lingzhi Yuan

Lingzhi Yuan

Lingzhi is supporting the Company’s web and software development associated with its front-end and back-end development. Lingzhi received a Bachelor of Engineering from Shanghai University of Engineering and Science, China. He has also achieved a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey.

Lingzhi worked as a web developer for a Chinese company before coming to New York, where, in his spare time, loves travelling, hiking and almost all kinds of outdoor sports.

Linyi Dong

Linyi Dong

Linyi is working as a data and modeling analyst at CINCS where she applies her statistical skills for the team during the process of developing the backend methodology for the company’s Climate.IQ solution. She also contributes to the research of a variety of models, which are adapted for the Climate.IQ solution.

Linyi has a master’s degree in Statistics from Columbia University along with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. With such quantitative background and her enthusiasm for data analysis, Linyi continually devotes herself to dealing with real business problems by extracting insights from data.

Yi Qu

Yi Qu

Yi is a data analyst at CINCS, she performs data preparation, statistics modeling and data visualization to investigate problems in flood risks and extreme weather impacts. She supports the CINCS data team to analyze and model a flood scoring system in the Climate.IQ solution.

Yi is a double Masters' candidate in Statistics in Columbia University and Neural Engineering in Zhejiang University in China. She utilizes her interdisciplinary research background to explore more valuable insights and visualize more meaningful information from data.

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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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