Morgan Richmond is the lead analyst for CPI’s workstream on Adaptation & Resilience, seeking to accelerate the amount and effectiveness of climate finance that addresses adaptation. Morgan leads analysis and support for adaptation-relevant financial instruments developed under CPI’s Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, including Cooling as a Service, Climate Adaptation Notes, and Climate Insurance Linked Resilient Infrastructure Financing. Morgan also contributes to CPI’s work supporting climate adaptation finance in cities, for example, through research and analysis such as Analysis of Urban Climate Adaptation Finance and Building Climate Resilience in Cities through Insurance.
Morgan also partners with other organizations to advance adaptation and resilience research. She supported the DFI+ Adaptation and Resilience Collaborative, offering technical support for the Collaborative’s three working groups focused on investor-relevant adaptation metrics, incorporating physical climate risk into investment decisions, and developing adaptation-relevant investment vehicles and approaches. Morgan also works regularly with the Global Center on Adaptation, contributing to recent reports such Adaptation Finance in the Context of Covid-19 and Financial Innovation for Climate Adaptation in Africa.
Prior to joining CPI, Morgan worked at the Cadmus Group where she contributed to climate security and resilience work, conducted corporate climate risks analysis, and supported energy utility market research and reporting. Morgan interned at the White House Council on Environmental Quality in its climate preparedness office and was a student assistant at U.S. Global Change Research Program during the development of the fourth National Climate Assessment. She graduated with a degree in Economics from Carleton College where her thesis focused on the economic impacts of climate-related extreme weather events on American labor productivity.