Sustainable Investing
Are Disasters Really Natural? Insights from a Disasterologist
Podcast recorded on 03/09/2021
Robert G. Smith

President & Chief Investment Officer

Nicholas C. Erickson

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Dr. Samantha Montano

Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Many questions are still unanswered following Winter Storm Uri, which left millions of Texans without power and water for days. Could this disaster have been prevented? Who is responsible? How will we prepare for the next climate-related event? In this episode, Sage interviews Dr. Samantha Montano, an expert in emergency management and author of the forthcoming book Disasterology: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis. Dr. Montano sheds light on the lessons learned from previous disasters, how such events can be escalated by changing climate risks, and how they can be mitigated through progressive planning.