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

Our cloud based technology platform aggregates previous disparate silos of climate change and natural resource risk data into horizontal layers that can be analyzed and prioritized against company assets. Through its proprietary design, ™ provides an essential and affordable tool for operational and investment decision-making. It integrates with internal risk management systems and exports to external compliance reporting products.

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 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 has participated in almost every stage of software development and implementation throughout his 15-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 Carpenter 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 ERP/Accounting, CRM, and HR 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 coordinating the work of third party vendors. He has been a business owner and entrepreneur, and has worked in enterprise (at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young), higher education (at Cornell University), philanthropy (with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), and several small businesses. Most recently he worked as Director of Services at Singlebrook Technology, a custom web application development company.

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

Pianpian Wang

Pianpian Wang

Pianpian adds value to the CINCS Team by performing in-depth research and analysis on climate-change-related projects, regulations and policies. She also plays a key role in developing risk assessment and management models for CINCS.

Pianpian Wang is a graduate of Environmental Law Program at Pace University School of Law. Prior to that, She studied environmental law in Sun Yat-sen University, China and passed Chinese Bar Exam in 2009. With multi-national experiences in both the public and private sector, Pianpian has consistently focused on renewable energy regulation and sustainable practices in the context of climate change.

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang is an analyst at CINCS where she utilizes her extensive science background to lend a unique perspective to various projects. Previously interning with companies in the chemical industry only increased her concerns on the industry’s business model and sustainable development. With more frequent, severe weather events occurring and companies increasing their attention of environmental issues, Hannah wants to analyze the impact of climate change to companies and help them reduce costs, by integrating sustainability practices.

Hannah Wang is a master’s candidate majoring in Chemical Engineering at Columbia University. Not satisfied with just an engineering background, Hannah immersed herself with hannaheting, consulting strategy and entrepreneurship at Imperial College London Business School. With a variety of interests and a diverse academic background, Hannah is now continually focused on company business models and corporate social responsibility related to climate change.

Mengqi Shi

Mengqi Shi

Mengqi, currently an analyst at CINCS, performs intensive research on the data and algorithmic modelling that the Company is reviewing to use in its Climate.IQ solution platform; some open source and some lodged in private sources and academia. She is responsible for up-dating this and providing intensive and practical input weekly.

With her valuable earth science background, she contributes to the team by helping with the development of the information essential for corporate risk management and financial planning for businesses.

Mengqi Shi is an MPA student of Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University. Before coming to New York, she studied Environmental Policy and Biology at Sewanee-the University in the South in Tennessee. Having multiple experiences in environmental NGOs, Mengqi is dedicated to improve sustainability practices by all social sectors. Her current focus is on corporate sustainability and climate change strategies that support the best ways for companies to make the right decisions against their forecasted liabilities.

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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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