5th July 2023, New York: Climate X, the fast-growth climate risk analytics provider, today announces the appointment of Craig Robinson as advisor. A seasoned board director, C-suite executive and advisor, Craig brings 23 years of experience in commercial real estate, professional services and technology companies to Climate X.
His expertise will support Climate X to engage the commercial real estate industry, establishing the business’s award-winning platform Spectra as the leading tool to help real estate professionals manage climate risk.
Climate X has created a digital “twin” of the Earth, which projects how extreme weather events - including flood, wildfire, extreme heat, storms, or landslides - can damage properties, infrastructure or assets under different emissions scenarios, to the year 2100. This helps commercial property firms and financial institutions prepare for such events and pivot their long-term business strategy.
On joining the Climate X team’s board of advisors, Craig Robinson said: “As someone who has built and managed a number of businesses across the commercial real estate and tech landscapes, I’m delighted to support Lukky and his executive team to scale Climate X and its impressive technology."
The team at Climate X have developed a remarkable tool that can accurately forecast long-term climate risks to properties and assets... It’s going to be a very exciting journey together."Craig Robinson, Board Advisor at Climate X
"Climate change is not a distant concept. It is impacting real assets today and is a risk that real estate managers and investors must now actively engage with. The team at Climate X have developed a remarkable tool that can accurately forecast long-term climate risks to properties and assets. It’s going to be a very exciting journey together."
Craig has led business units in both large global public companies and private mid-cap growth businesses. He was previously CEO of Global Corporate Services at Newmark Knight Frank where he led all sales, operations and platform investments for their corporate real estate business. Prior to Newmark, he was U.S President of Colliers International Group, overseeing more than $1billion in annual revenue, 5,600 real estate professionals and 150 offices.
Over the course of his career, Craig has also held various executive and senior management positions at commercial real estate services firms Cassidy Turley and CBRE, as well as AIG Investments.
Most recently, he was Chief Growth Officer for coworking company Industrious and led Powered By We, a hyper-growth business unit at WeWork providing technology, development and management services to property owners and tenants.
Craig has remarkable knowledge of the US real estate market and an inherent understanding of our customers’ needs."Lukky Ahmed, CEO & Co-Founder at Climate X
CEO and co-founder of Climate X Lukky Ahmed said: “Craig has remarkable knowledge of the US real estate market and an inherent understanding of our customers’ needs.
“From running global businesses to scaling innovation and adoption of new technologies, his expertise will be invaluable as we continue our rapid global expansion. I’m thrilled to welcome him to the business.”
Beyond his advisory role at Climate X, Craig serves on the corporate boards of Roofstock, a leading residential real estate investment marketplace, and Fyllo, a regulatory compliance and data marketplace technology company.
About Climate X
Climate X is a fast-growth global climate risk analytics provider helping companies become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. The innovative startup has created a digital “twin” of the Earth that simulates extreme weather events and how they can damage properties, infrastructure and assets.
Its multiple award-winning tech platform Spectra projects the probability and severity of these events decades before they happen. Spectra provides clear data to leading commercial property firms and financial institutions worldwide to help protect their investments and assets. It supports firms to meet the regulatory demands of central banks and taskforce for climate-related disclosures (TCFD).
Spectra delivers location-specific risk ratings, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings for transition risk and climate-adjusted loss estimates between now and 2100. It does this under multiple climate emission pathways via an easy-to-use SaaS platform or integrated API.
Climate X has already attracted top talent from the likes of HSBC, Barclays, Monzo, Lloyds Banking Group, Harvard University, and the Met Office.
It has been named one of Sifted EU’s ‘Startups to Watch in 2023’, as well as winning CogX’s Best Innovation for Geospatial Applications in 2022.
Learn more about how Climate X can help quantify climate change-related threats to your real estate portfolio.