Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems. We focus on interdisciplinary research that leads to better understanding and management of environmentally-related financial losses. Please feel free to contact us as we are always looking for new problems and opportunities.
Gregory Characklis, PhD
Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor
- Developing new financial instruments, such as index insurance, to help individuals, businesses and government agencies manage environmental financial risks.
- Creating innovative risk management strategies to combat increasingly complex environmental challenges, using new and existing financial instruments in combination with infrastructure.
- Providing those exposed to risk better planning paradigms for extreme environmental events, helping them improve their ability to manage the resulting financial risk.