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Introducing: Climate Alpha

Nearly a decade ago, as geopolitical competition, economic dislocation, technological disruption, and climate change began their breakneck acceleration, my friend Parag Khanna and I wrote an essay for Reuters asking, “Where will you live in 2050?” Assessing risks around the globe, we took a stab at identifying the regions most likely to adapt to mounting complexity through a combination of good governance and climate resilient. (The punchline: Parag promptly moved to Singapore, opting for governance. I later chose Montréal, prioritizing the opposite side of our equation.)

Not content to spitball ideas in op-eds, Parag took our musings a step further — recruiting some of the most talented minds in climate science and software engineering, he built an analytics platform combining climate models, real estate valuations, and socio-economic trends. The result is a forecasting tool expressly designed to steer investment toward the (currently undervalued) resilient regions of tomorrow. Meet Climate Alpha.

I’m delighted to join the company — which officially launches today — as its chief communications officer, helping to tell our story. Follow us on LinkedIn for regular updates, or drop by our News page for press mentions and Insights for analysis of our own. More to come.

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Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is a 2022-2023 urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, where he leads The Metaverse Metropolis — a new initiative exploring the implications of augmented reality at urban scale. He is also the chief communications officer at Climate Alpha, an AI-driven location-analysis platform steering investment toward climate adaptation and more resilient regions; a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.

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