Forest Fire Risk Prevention Derivatives in Northern California Bobby Fishkin, lead author
In 2018, Sacramento was named the "the Most Polluted City on Earth" due to "smoke from Camp Fire," This proposal aims to prevent that from happening again through adopting a systemic approach and collaborating with stakeholders to actively prevent future such events. The insurance industry, along with institutional chief risk officers, have begun to recognize the importance of moving from "loss compensation to loss prevention."
CrowdDoing and Project Heather propose launching a prevention derivative with two new stakeholders: (a) contingent payers who pay in proportion to the reduction in risk, and (b) impact investors who finance social innovations in which their return is similarly proportional to the reduction in risk. It will build on existing precedents for contingent contracts involving social- innovation-based risk prevention.
HR Business Partner Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing A spectrum of forest fire risk prevention approaches are available: from creative new social innovations to well-established interventions. The forest fire risk prevention derivative would first survey existing forest fire prevention interventions in Greater Sacramento with an eye towards which ones might be suitable to support and expand. It would then review global social innovations that might be relevant to Northern California to determine which to replicate. Entities involved in risk management and risk securitisation, from insurers to reinsurers to retrocessionaires, ought to welcome the chance to share liability proportionally through a commons of prevention innovations. The prevention derivative can expand as more institutions and individuals join as contingent payers and impact investors in order prevent a larger portion of collective risk . Payments by private and public institutions to support prevention derivatives can be in-kind, through services, and/or financial. HR Business Partner Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing
HR Business Partner Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing require strategic thinking and are responsible for financial planning, analysis and projection for companies and corporations. The Financial Analyst prepares, reviews and distributes monthly financial reports to stores and cost/profit centers. The ability to effectively communicate complex financial information in a clear, concise way is a key attribute of the Financial Analyst. By conducting analyses of information affecting investment programs, the Financial Analyst will forecast future revenues and expenditures and determine possible profit or loss. Working with the CEO, CFO and other executive-level team members to identify cost structures and determine capital budgeting for projects, the Financial Analyst will set network-wide investment direction and policies.
We are looking for a competent Program Coordinator to undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties.
To be an excellent program coordinator, you must be organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with diverse teams. If you have further skills in program development and human resources support, we’d like to meet you.
The goal will be to facilitate the effective management of programs according to the organization’s standards.
Budget Analyst Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing
We are looking for a reliable Budget Analyst to help us in effective budget planning and spending. You will conduct reviews of budget proposals and analyses of data to determine the correct allocation of funding.
A budget analyst must have a strong mathematical mind and an ability to think critically. You should also be knowledgeable about all legal regulations pertaining to budgeting. We want to see candidates with strong attention to detail, writing skills and excellent communication ability.
The goal is to organize our finances and ensure we can accelerate our profitability and growth.
Budget Analyst Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing Responsibilities
Review budget proposals and funding requests
Conduct cost/benefit and other types of analyses
Submit budget recommendations for approval or rejection of funding requests
Explain and defend recommendations to management and stakeholders
Collaborate with managers to develop final consolidated budget
Ensure the organization’s budget adheres to legal regulations
Oversee expenditure and identify trends in spending
Make forecasts for future budget needs
Suggest improvements to increase profits (e.g. spending cuts)
Prepare periodical and special reports
Budget Analyst Volunteer, Forest Fire Prevention Derivatives, CrowdDoing Requirements
Proven experience as budget analyst
Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
Understanding of budgeting and regulatory requirements
Excellent mathematical ability and an analytical mind
Proficient in MS Office and databases; knowledge of graphic software is a plus
Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
Attention to detail
BSc/MSc in accounting, finance, business or relevant field
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