Four Twenty Seven to Join USAID Climate Risk Management Initiative
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has designed a new mechanism to support the resiliency of its programming. The Climate Integration Support Facility (CISF) is a multi-award, Blanket Purchase Agreement with an overall ceiling price of $49.9 million, providing technical and advisory services to USAID Bureaus and Missions to integrate mandated climate risk considerations into strategies, projects, and activities around the globe. Four Twenty Seven is a partner on the consortiums led by Integra and Abt, to provide climate risk assessments that will help inform adaptation decision-making within USAID programs.
Read Integra’s summary of the CISF award
GARI Discussion Paper: Bridging the Adaptation Gap
On Monday, November 14, the Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI) and contributing authors Four Twenty Seven and Climate Finance Advisors released a discussion paper, “Bridging the Adaptation Gap.” The paper articulates the findings of a year-long investigation into private sector investor requirements and perspectives related to the practicalities of increasing the level of private sector investment capital into climate adaptation and resilience.
Read the press release
GARI Discussion Paper: Bridging the Adaptation Gap
2016 Berkeley Visionary Award
On Monday, Sept. 26, in a ceremony held at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder and CEO of Four Twenty Seven, will receive a 2016 Berkeley Visionary Award for her work in driving climate risk intelligence into the strategic decision making of Fortune 500 companies and government institutions. The award highlights the City of Berkeley’s long tradition of cultivating partnerships between the University of California, Berkeley, and local entrepreneurial companies through catalyzing a growing community of innovative and transformational businesses like Four Twenty Seven. This award puts Ms. Mazzacurati among the ranks of the other great leaders before her such as Chris Anderson (formerly the Editor in Chief at Wired Magazine) for his work with drones and Will Wright (SimCity) for his “entertainment think tank” Stupid Fun Club.
On behalf of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Repertory will host an evening of celebration with a public gathering of inventors, investors, and Bay Area leaders on Monday, Sept 26.
Other 2016 winners for the 2016 Berkeley Visionary Award include Steve Isaacs, Chairman, President and CEO of Aduro Biotech, and Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Company.
Verdantix 2016 EH&S Information Management Award
To support hospital resilience, and as part of our commitment to the White House Climate Data Initiative, Four Twenty Seven created the award winning Resilient Hospital Dashboard. This analytical, interactive application is designed to help hospitals understand their vulnerability so they can become more resilient and continue to provide high-quality care to their patients.
Cleveland Clinic is one of nine health care networks across the US currently putting the dashboard to use to inform their climate focused outreach and communications and to guide their resilience planning efforts. Recently, Cleveland Clinic was awarded one of the inaugural EH&S Information Management Awards at the Vendantix Summit 2016: Getting Value from EH&S Information Management in Chicago where more than 200 delegates gathered to share best practices on how to improve environmental health and safety (EH&S) processes, systems and metrics through digital transformation. Awards honored both the organizations who implement projects as well as their software and services suppliers.
Cleveland Clinic was recognized for Hospital Leadership for implementation of Four Twenty Seven’s Resilient Hospital Dashboard. The Dashboard brings together energy efficiency, climate change, and health impact information to enable Cleveland Clinic not only to plan for climate change induced patient surges and increased energy demand but to better understand how to mitigate these impacts.
2015 EBJ Business Achievement Award
Two of our projects on climate change and human health won the CCBJ’s 2015 Business Achievement Awards for Project Merit: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience.
The projects include a web-based Heat Vulnerability application that empowers health professionals to understand and communicate how heat and humidity will affect the most vulnerable populations in the U.S., and the Resilient Hospital Dashboard that empowers hospital administrators to assess risks to their facilities, to their patients and to their communities.
Four Twenty Seven has developed a series of maps that examines one of the most significant public health risks posed by climate change: heat vulnerability. The apps won First Prize at the ESRI Human Health and Climate Change App Challenge.
These maps combine projections from global climate models with socioeconomic indicators of heat vulnerability to compare the complex and interconnected components of heat risk and resilience by county in the U.S.
January 2015 – Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry*, has honored 50 companies for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions and industry leadership in 2014.
Four Twenty Seven and Climate Earth were chosen to receive the CCBJ Award for Technology Merit: Climate Risk Management and Adaptation. The firms were recognized for launching the first enterprise-quality application enabling large corporations to quickly map and quantify global supply chain risks due to climate change.
Read the full press release and find out more about our supply chain application.
October, 2014 – Four Twenty Seven’s Emilie Mazzacurati was one of two finalists in North America for the prestigious Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. For her business plan developing climate change risk analysis tools at Four Twenty Seven, Emilie was selected by judges to attend the final round and award ceremony at the 2014 Annual Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum in Deauville, France. The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women’s Forum, McKinsey & Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.
How does Generation Y look at gender differences in the workplace? The old stereotypes on female’s lack of self-confidence go down the drain in a joint interview of Four Twenty Seven CEO Emilie Mazzacurati and Martin Schoeller, COO at Diverseo, on French news channel FRANCE 24
View the interview.
Four Twenty Seven is featured in the Environmental Business Journal’s Environmental Industry Outlook 2014: read the full article here.
GreenBiz.com: More companies face climate-related risks to supply chains, by Shana Rappaport – Published March 03, 2014.