Verdantix Announces Four Senior Hires, Expanding Its Net Zero And Climate Risk Expertise

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Adam Barnard, Emma Cutler, Katelyn Johnson and Niraj Saraf join the Verdantix team. 

Verdantix Announces Four Senior Hires, Expanding Its Net Zero And Climate Risk Expertise

London, UK - To support executives responsible for net zero programmes and climate risk strategies, purpose-driven research firm Verdantix today announced four senior hires into its Net Zero & Climate Risk practice.

Katelyn Johnson, PhD joins the firm in the US as a Principal Analyst for Climate Risk. Prior to joining Verdantix, Katelyn was a scientist with GNS Science, where she was part of the National Ice Core Research Facility and participated in scientific drilling expeditions in Antarctica. Emma Cutler, PhD starts her Verdantix career in a Climate Risk Senior Analyst role, bringing wide-ranging experience from the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a PhD in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

Adam Barnard is a new Principal Analyst focused on Net Zero strategies based in the US. He was previously in an investment management role at Mosaico Management, where he led on responsible investment and natural capital. Niraj Saraf has been appointed as Director for Advisory Services in the London office and leads the development of Verdantix’s digital climate capability benchmark product. He brings 30 years of experience, including roles in the UK's Ministry of Defence and Innovate UK, and in management consulting at Atkins.

"I am thrilled to be joining a purpose-driven firm that has a 15-year track record in conducting research at the intersection of business strategies and climate science," commented Katelyn Johnson, Principal Analyst at Verdantix. "There is a huge amount of work required to educate business leaders about the real and present dangers of short-term physical climate risks. This requires people who can translate scientific insights into business plans."

"The influential position that Verdantix has established in the climate tech and innovation market is truly impressive," added Niraj Saraf, Director of Advisory Services. "For anyone seeking to impact the thinking of thousands of executives on net zero strategy and climate disclosure, this is an amazing place to work."

"We are very fortunate to have four stellar individuals join the Verdantix Net Zero & Climate Risk practice," stated Verdantix CEO, David Metcalfe. "In a market short of experience, we're delighted to be able to support our clients with an international team that is brimming with talent."

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