Joseph Lake is Chief Operating Officer at The Climate Service. Based in New York, he works to embed climate risk and opportunity data into global decision-making through the TCS software as a service.
Prior to this appointment, Lake was the Managing Director for Climate Risk at The Economist. He launched The Economist's inaugural Climate Risk Summit and led The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) climate risk consulting services. Before this, he was a Global Director at the EIU, responsible for the B2B subscription research business, where he led a global team that comprised sales, analysts and marketing. In all, he has more than 15 years professional experience providing insight and analysis to corporations, policymakers, and private clients. He is a frequent speaker at international events and is regularly interviewed by major television and print media.
He previously worked as an economic adviser to the Tanzanian Ministry of Finance, and as a hedge fund custodian in Ireland for a US financial services group, PNC.