The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation has welcomed Caroline Metz as the new Managing Director, Economics and Resiliency. The centre is located at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

Metz has over 20 years of project leadership experience working with organizations in the public and private sectors in Canada and the United States, in healthcare and environment arenas, to solve complex business problems and implement systemic change.

Her project leadership experience makes her well positioned to demonstrate the business case for climate adaptation across Canada. Previously, Metz has held management consulting roles at Ramboll (formerly ENVIRON), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte, and prior to joining the Intact Centre she led strategic planning and implementation of innovative healthcare programs at Sinai Health and Cancer Care Ontario.

Caroline Metz, new managing director for economics and resiliency at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

In her most recent role with Sinai Health, she led the development and implementation of enterprise-wide operating plans, developed business cases to influence decision making and secure government funding, and led implementation of new programs to improve quality of care for Ontarians. Metz holds an MSc in Earth Sciences (hydrogeology) from the University of Waterloo, and an BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University. She is also a candidate for the Master of Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

“Caroline will advance the business case for climate adaptation initiatives of the Intact Centre across Canada,” states Dr. Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation. “She will focus on how adaptation to limit physical climate risk translates into economic impact and jobs creation in Canada.”

Specifically, Metz will determine economic impact considerations for:

  1. mobilizing flood-resilience for homes, and new and existing communities;
  2. promoting retention of natural infrastructure to mitigate flood risk,
  3. advancing FireSmart programs to limit wildfire risk; and
  4. developing programs to limit risk of extreme heat.

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Featured images courtesy of Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

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