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Events

Upcoming Events

Meet the Tailwind team at the following events:

UN International Women’s Day – Climate Adaptation Roundtable (Webinar), March 7, 2024

This discussion features 5 women who wake up every day dedicated to advancing public and private sector efforts that help us prepare for, deal with, adjust, and adapt to our new climate reality. No powerpoints, no pitches, no sponsors, just 60-minutes of moderated discussion on trends and opportunities on the adapation ‘side’ of Climate.

Panelists:

  • Beth Gibbons, Social Governance & National Resilience Lead, Farallon Strategies
  • Caroline Metz, Managing Director, Economics and Resiliency, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation
  • Emilie Mazzacurati, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tailwind
  • Kathy Baughman McLeod, CEO, Climate Resilience for All
  • Lisa Neuberger, Senior Advisor, World Bank Youth Innovation Challenge: Water Solutions for a New Climate Reality
  • John Robinson, Mazarine (Moderator)

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Elemental Interactive, San Francisco, April 10, 2024

Meet with Emilie Mazzacurati at Elemental Accelerator’s annual gathering of investors and innovators. (invite only)

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ULI Climate Resilience Summit, New York, NY, April 12, 2024

Meet with Katie MacDonald at ULI’s flagship climate adaptation event; convening industry leaders in real estate and resilience from around the world to address the challenges and harness the opportunities posed by climate risks.

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Battelle Innovation in Climate Resilience 2024, Washington, DC, April 22-24, 2024

Meet with Emilie Mazzacurati and Katie MacDonald at Battelle’s annual event focused on “Solutions For Scaling Change”. The focus areas of the conference include empowering action for rapid carbon neutrality, investing in climate resilient infrastructure, systems to fortify our future and advancing sustainability solutions for the next generation. 

Don’t miss the panel moderated by Katie MacDonald – details to be announced. Register

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Adapt Unbound Conference, New York, NY, May 21, 2024

Katie MacDonald and Emilie Mazzacurati will moderate a panel discussion and a fireside chat.

Panel discussion – Closing the Capital Gap: Changing the Narrative from Sunk Cost to Economic Opportunity

  • What is the current shortfall in urban adaptation financing? How much could the total adaptation market be worth by 2030?
  • Adaptation has largely been seen as a sunk cost that doesn’t deliver returns, not an investment. What is needed to unlock more private capital like we see in renewables or carbon removal?
  • What current avenues of funding are available for adaptation start-ups? What examples are there of public and private sectors working together to create more effective blended finance vehicles for long-term solutions?
  • Which areas of innovation are most supported in this space? Where is not being adequately financed that could see oversized returns?

Details and Registration here.

More events to be announced!

Truman National Security Project: The State of American Climate Adaptation & Resilience (webinar), Jan 24, 2024

Panelists:

  • Mark Nevitt, Defense Council
  • Susannah Cunningham, Security Fellow
  • Justin Knighton, Security Fellow,
  • Katie MacDonald, Security Fellow, Co-Founder, Tailwind

View recording

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Clean Tech Forum North American

San Diego, CA, Jan 22-24, 2024

Panel: Adaptation: the Next Frontier in Climate Tech?

The signals of a heating climate – heat, drought, flooding, storms, fire etc. – are only getting stronger every year, and with it, the clear need for innovation solutions simply to minimize risk, and make our cities, our homes and businesses, and our food, energy and industrial systems more resilient. While a growing number of climate tech investors profess interest in Adaptation as an investment theme, many find this emerging market challenging to navigate. How is the Adaptation innovation landscape developing? Where are the opportunities, for whom?

Panelists:

  • Todd Allmendinger, Director of Research, Clean Tech Group
  • Emilie Mazzacurati, Co-Founder, Tailwind
  • Yehuda Borenstein, Founder and CEO, Climate Crop

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CleanTechIQ: Uncovering Climate Change Risks & Opportunities, San Francisco, November 30, 2024

Panel: Insights from Climate Tech Innovators

Panelists:

  • Tim Thomson, Head of Finance, Charm Industrial
  • Matt LeDucq, CEO, Forum Mobility
  • Emilie Mazzacurati, Co-Founder, Tailwind

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VERGE 2023

Tailwind was proud to be an Ecosystem Partner of VERGE 23 — the leading climate tech event — taking place October 24-26 in San Jose, CA.

Tailwind hosted a side event focused on innovation in climate adaptation and resilience.

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Climate Week NYC, Sept 19, 2023 – New York, NY – Read summary

Panel: Innovation in Climate Adaptation Finance

A discussion on innovation in adaptation finance at this panel hosted by the Global Adaptation and Resilience Investor group (GARI). Our panel of private and public investors presented pilots, projects and new commercial funds focused on adaptation and resilience. We discussed market gaps and potential fixes, and hot opportunities to invest in adaptation and resilience.

Panelists 

  • Angela Adduci, Associate Director, Public Sector Partnership, AON
  • Deborah Halberstadt, Senior Climate Policy Advisor, California Department of Insurance
  • Katie MacDonald, Co-Founder, Tailwind
  • Paul Manias, Special Advisor, Climate Resilient Infrastructure, Addenda
  • Elizabeth Wolfe, Dept of Energy Loan Programs Office

Moderator 

  • Emilie Mazzacurati, GARI Advisory Board member and Co-Founder, Tailwind

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