Caroline Metz has joined the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation as the new managing director of economics and resiliency.

Metz has over 20 years of project leadership experience working with organizations in the public and private sectors in Canada and the United States 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.

Prior to joining the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Metz held management consulting roles at Ramboll (formerly ENVIRON), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte. She also led the strategic planning and implementation of innovative healthcare programs at Sinai Health and Cancer Care Ontario. In her most recent role with Sinai Health, Metz 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.

“Caroline will advance the business case for climate adaptation initiatives of the Intact Centre across Canada,” said 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.
  4. Developing programs to limit risk of extreme heat.

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 Project Management Professional (PMP) and a candidate for the Master of Environment and Business program at the University of Waterloo.

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