Financing Resilience: Where is the Return on Investment?
February 13, 2018
This seminar explored innovations in reducing investment risks in a changing global climate
- Michael Cote is international climate adaptation and resilience specialist serving as the project director for the U.S. State Department-funded Private Investment for Enhanced Resilience (PIER) program at Winrock International. He works with governments, research institutes, partners and NGOs globally to design, implement and build capacity for uptake of modern adaptation mechanisms.
- Noor Ullah is Acumen’s Global Head of Agriculture. Over the last decade, Noor has led the development of Acumen’s global agribusiness portfolio across South Asia, Africa and Latin America focused on improving the livelihoods of small holder farmers. Acumen has invested $33M in 23 agribusinesses and impacted over 13 million lives. For Acumen, Noor is currently leading the setting up of a first-of-its kind, African agriculture-focused climate resilience fund that will invest in innovative agribusinesses that enable climate resilience for smallholder farmers.
- Elizabeth Teague serves as Social and Environmental Performance Manager for Root Capital. Elizabeth manages the social and environmental due diligence of Root Capital’s loan portfolio, oversees environmental impact evaluation, and leads program innovation related to climate action.