Environmental Business International Recognizes Firms for Growth and Innovation
(February 1, 2018 – Asheville, N.C.): Environmental Business International Inc. and Climate Change Business Journal has selected StatWeather, Inc. as a recipient of the international Business Achievement Award for Technology.
A social enterprise founded in 2009 by mathematician Ria Persad and software engineer Mark Carlo, StatWeather pioneered a purely data-driven, statistical approach to weather and climate modeling that is used globally within the energy, commodities, climate risk, and public health sectors. The company was recognized with this award for:
- Developing its long-range models of weather and climate patterns using state-of-the-art proprietary artificial intelligence to solve some of the world’s toughest problems in climate risk modeling and assessment.
- Expanding into Asia with disaster risk reduction services for the public benefit.
- Establishing a new vertical in public health to project outbreaks of allergies and asthma, dengue, malaria and other vector-borne diseases.
- Donating half of its intellectual property devoted to predicting the risks of catastrophic events globally to the StatWeather Institute, a humanitarian organization based at The Collider, a consortium of climate companies in “Climate City” Asheville, North Carolina.
“We are truly honored to receive this global merit for our technology in risk modeling and assessment,” said StatWeather Founder and CEO Ria Persad. “Climate and disaster risk is perhaps the number one issue facing the world today, with ramifications in public health, food supply, migration, wildlife, energy, the global economy, and many other areas. We are grateful to Environment Business International for their validation of the need for businesses such as StatWeather to provide solutions to the global climate crisis facing the world today.”
In late 2017, Climate Change Business Journal solicited industry, government, non-profits and the broader climate change community for nominations for the 2017 CCBJ Business Achievement Awards, from which a committee of Journal staff and editorial advisory board members selected the winners.
This is not the first time StatWeather has been recognized for excellence. The company was previously named Global Data Provider of the Year by Energy Risk. Platts ranked founder Ria Persad among the top seven global Lifetime Achievement leaders and named StatWeather a finalist in its Global Energy Awards. Persad also won the Power-Gen and Renewable Energy Woman of the Year award.
StatWeather’s accuracy in long-range forecasting has been covered by publications ranging from Forbes to The Wall Street Journal as a quantum leap in the field of predicting climate patterns such as extreme heat, drought, and hydrology as far ahead as two years in some cases.
StatWeather is a member of The Collider in Asheville, N.C., a nonprofit innovation center focused on climate solutions. To learn more about StatWeather, go to www.statweather.com or contact Mark Carlo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About StatWeather: As a social enterprise, StatWeather, Inc., was founded in 2009 to solve some of the world’s toughest problems in long-range weather and climate prediction. Using state-of-art proprietary artificial intelligence technologies, StatWeather has pioneered a purely data-driven, statistical approach to weather and climate modeling which is used globally within the energy, commodities, climate risk, and public health sectors. The StatWeather Institute is a non-profit organization that utilizes the StatWeather technology in the development of products for the public benefit. For more information, go to www.statweather.com.
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal®, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry, and Climate Change Business Journal®, which covers nine segments of the Climate Change Industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.
About The Collider: The Collider is a nonprofit innovation center focused on solutions and services for a changing climate. Located in the heart of downtown “Climate City,” Asheville, N.C., The Collider offers cowork, business, and event space in addition to providing memberships, education, internships, sponsorships, and public opportunities to “collide.” In March 2018 The Collider is spearheading a new conference on the business of climate, ClimateCon 2018, aiming to address the opportunities for innovative solutions for climate change. StatWeather CEO Ria Persad is among the speakers. More info on The Collider is available at thecollider.org. Follow The Collider on Facebook (@TheCollider.Asheville) and on Twitter and Instagram (@TheCollider.AVL).
Images attached: StatWeather CEO Ria Persad; Climate Change Business Award seal