Ross Climate Week | Unpacking and Catalyzing the Economics of and for Climate Change

by Erb Institute Student Advisory Board (Erb SAB)

Workshop Erb Institute

Thu, Mar 21, 2024

5 PM – 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

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Market mechanisms and financial instruments have a pivotal function to play in solving the climate crisis. According to the Climate Policy Initiative, while climate financing for adaptation has grown 28% from USD 49 billion in 2019/2020, it still falls far short of estimated needs of USD 212 billion per year by 2030 for developing countries alone. 

We will explore how climate risks, such as the damage to assets from extreme weather events to the potential for changes in consumer behavior impact the economic sustainability of a firm. Then, we will understand financial and market instruments that can be deployed by the private sector to think beyond traditional ways of seeing shareholder value.
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701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States


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Michelle Lee


Climate Policy Initiative

Michelle is an Analyst at CPI, based in Washington, D.C. Her main expertise area is climate resilience and adaptation and she is currently working on adaptation within the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, on support through the Catalytic Climate Finance Facility for an African agricultural value chain focused blended investment fund, and on other work around UNFCCC climate finance negotiations and increasing climate finance access in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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Amanda Brasil

Senior Program Associate

Climate Policy Initiative

Amanda is a Senior Program Associate in CPI’s London office (she’s aware of the time frame here and ok with the late hour – thank you, Amanda!!), where she focuses on implementing the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance portfolio, including portfolio management, tracking, and collaborating with creating go-to-market strategies for the instruments. Amanda also supports the Lab with stakeholder engagement and investor relations.

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