Manage Financial Risk Under Climate Change

risQ leverages economic and physical
sciences to drive climate adaptation

Climate Adaptation Through Data

Who are we?

risQ is a National Science Foundation funded company led by a team of experts in data & physical sciences, with deep experience in climate & private sector innovation.

Why do we do it?

Adapting to climate change is crucial for the U.S. economy, yet there has been a lack of actionable data for stakeholders.

What do we do?

risQ is the leader in modeling and translating climate risk to the bottom line for municipal debt participants.

What makes us different?

risQ enables transparency in municipal climate risk. This empowers investors to better manage portfolios and allows cities to identify cost-benefit effective climate adaptation opportunities.

Actionable Insights for the Municipal Debt Market

Heat Stress

Intensification of heatwaves puts public health and the energy sector at risk, threatening the tax bases of cities

Flood

Coastal and inland floods continue to increase in terms depth and frequency, threatening billions in land value and real estate

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are intensifying and bringing unprecedented rainfall, threatening major metros in new ways

Wildfire

Expansion of cities and increasing drought is multiplying the risk of wildfire to property and infrastructure at risk

Measuring Climate Risk to Slices of Local Economies

Property Values

Measure property and tax value at risk to climate change-driven hazards

Jobs

Analyze climate risk to city workforces — slice and dice by affluence and industry type

Retail

Understand & benchmark retail risk by location in terms of business interruption and real estate risk

Real Estate

Quantify the impact of climate on potential change in real estate and land value

Transit

Quantify and visualize the impact of climate risk on local transit effectiveness and infrastructure

Flight Risk

Explore plausible grey and black swan population flight risk and their economic implications

Latest News & Updates

Research
January 28, 2019

Water, Not Wind

In the wake of Hurricane Michael’s unprecedented and tragic path of destruction from the Florida Panhandle through to Virginia, and…
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