Today, extreme climate events are becoming a daily reality for everyone. 

Stark warnings from 11,000 scientists across 153 nations state that “urgent” change is required to offset the threat to natural ecosystems and humanity. 

The threat that a volatile climate presents to our fragile planet is acute. But what’s become clear these past months, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, is that individual actions are more impactful than ever. 

COVID-19 has illustrated how we are all bound together on a global scale. How economies and societies are interconnected. And, most importantly, revealed our united strength in facing global societal issues, at a local level. 


The lessons that we can draw on in curbing the COVID-19 virus therefore must be applied to other critical, global issues. Perhaps none more significant than the changing climate. 

Whether it’s flood damaged homes and offices or wildfires destroying rural and urban areas, climate volatility is hurting communities, individuals and organisations. 

Despite the clear ongoing economic, social and political impact of the climate crisis being clear long before the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of businesses haven’t put plans or processes in place to tackle the risks climate presents to them. 

As the pandemic has intensified and countries have invoked lockdown, many business leaders are rising to the immediate challenge of defeating COVID-19.

But to echo the words of UN experts on Earth Day, the world must “show the same determination and unity” against the accelerating problem of climate change as against coronavirus. The long term consequences of ignoring the climate crisis threatens to be far more severe than the expense of putting strategies in place now. 

To understand why, in the face of clear and mounting evidence, climate security isn’t high on the board agenda—and how we can change that—we have spoken with over 500 business leaders and decision makers in the UK. 

The key takeaway: most businesses are frozen by uncertainty and fearful of missteps, given the magnitude and complexity of the challenge. Ultimately, there’s a significant gap between awareness and taking action—fuelled by a lack of understanding. 

The climate crisis is intensifying and risks are increasing everyday. COVID-19 demonstrates how the world has had to quickly adapt to social distancing and closing borders. To address the changing climate, everyone—particularly businesses—need to assess their individual risk and employ strategies that will help them play their part in ensuring the long-term resilience of our planet. 

This study explores the obstacles preventing organisations from addressing climate volatility and identifies how climate security can help safeguard our future.

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For more information regarding Cervest’s Earth Science AI and platform please contact:

Ernesta Baniulyte

Ernesta Baniulyte 
Lead Product Designer

Ernesta has been a full-stack product designer for more than five years. She has valuable experience in the B2B, B2C and B2B2C worlds, and while working at both agencies and product/service companies, she has learned to develop UX research infrastructures to support strategy.

At Cervest, Ernesta contributes to all stages of the product development process – from initial ideation to the exacting detail of UI design – finding new ways to visualise data, and ensure our product is intuitive and user friendly.

Ernesta’s decision to join Cervest was inspired by her desire to make the world a safer, better and more aware place.

Ramani Lachyan 
Junior Research Scientist

Ramani joined Cervest after obtaining her Master’s in Physics from ETH, Zurich. She brings with her valuable experience gained through working on model building and data simulation pertaining to neutrino physics.

Ramani has joined Cervest as a Junior Research Scientist and will be working on creating algorithms that allow for the extraction of physical observables from data from a range of sources.


Lukas Scholtes 
Statistical Scientist

Lukas completed his maths BSc at ETH Zurich, followed by an MSc in statistics at Imperial College. He wrote his MSc thesis in collaboration with Cervest, on the modelling of North American wheat yields via Bayesian parametric and non-parametric methods.

Following an internship in the NGO sector in Bangladesh and a stint in the world of fintech, Lukas comes to Cervest, excited to apply himself to the challenges that are arising as a consequence of unsustainable land-use policies and climate change.

Aidan Coyne
Junior Researcher

Aidan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Engineering at University College London with a focus on computer science and data informatics.

At Cervest, Aidan is working on researching and assimilating a database of articles categorising the reasons for extreme decreases in crop yields across Europe. The information will be used to help predict the impact of weather events on crop yield and contribute to  Cervest’s ability to bring clarity to decision making around climatic and extreme events.

While studying, she also volunteers with environmental conservation groups and youth engagement programmes.

Alex Rahin
Chief Product and Technology Officer

Alex is an entrepreneurial technology leader with over 25 years of hands-on experience in developing and executing innovative product and technology strategies.

Prior to Cervest, Alex served as Chief Product & Technology Officer at Beamly, a technology and data company delivering data platforms & infrastructure, data & content management solutions, and AI-powered eCommerce analytics, leading Beamly to a successful exit in 2020.

Before working at Beamly, Alex served as Chief Data Officer at Just Eat, where he built an end-to-end data organization, leading the company’s data-driven transformation with the launch of a unified customer data platform and scalable machine learning products

Earlier in his career, Alex held prominent roles at Zalando, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett Packard, and three technology startups achieving successful exits in all three.

Alex holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.