Business executives, entrepreneurs, climate scientists, and investors will gather in Asheville, North Carolina, on April 2-3, 2019, to explore solutions at the leading edge of climate resilience. And, they’re not just locals. Climate experts and entrepreneurs are coming from across the globe to attend CCx: Business.
Why? CCx: Business is the only conference in the world that looks at the role big data is playing in helping communities and companies adapt to the growing risks and impacts of climate change. With speakers from IBM and AccuWeather along with the world’s most innovative startups, if you want insight into how your business can continue to thrive as the climate changes, this is the conference to attend.
Here’s a rundown of some of the forward-thinking companies from across the pond that you’ll see at CCx: Business.
Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Climate-KIC identifies and supports innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. Climate-KIC brings together partners in the worlds of business, academia, and the public and non-profit sectors to create networks of expertise, through which innovative products, services, and systems can be developed, brought to market, and scaled-up for impact.
A UK-based firm, Acclimatise is a specialist consulting, communications, and digital application company providing world-class expertise in climate change adaptation and risk management. Founded in 2004, their mission is to help our clients understand and adapt to climate risk and to take advantage of the emerging opportunities that climate change will bring.
CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), headquartered in London, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states, and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. They have built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world.
Headquartered in London, Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions. Their 50,000 employees in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Global Parametrics, based in the UK, is a commercial, social venture seeking to catalyze the development of markets for insurance-like products in low and middle-income countries. They are a science and data-driven company whose products and services aim to facilitate recovery among the poor and vulnerable after, or even before, a natural disaster strikes.
The Climate Data Factory
Located in Paris, the climate data factory is an online provider of ready-to-use future climate data. They tackle the challenge of getting quick and easy access to actionable information for impact researchers and adaptation practitioners. Using their tech, you can search and download climate change data for impact assessment in more than 4,300 cities and 70 countries worldwide — in less than 2 minutes.
You can get in on the global conversation about innovation at the leading edge of climate resilience by registering to join us at CCx: Business.