Climate Analytics – Looking Into Our Future


Please join us for our next Digital Irish event at 30 Irving Place (, SE Corner of 16th – event space on ground floor) New York, NY 10003, on Wednesday May 3rd from 6:00pm, where we’ll host Mike Hanrahan of Sustain.Life, Sabina Munnelly of Baringa, and Rael McNally of Blackrock.

Hosted by Digital Irish board member, Sarah Clarke, we’ll discuss Climate Analytics – a vital tool in the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) framework as it enables businesses to measure and track their environmental impact accurately. By analyzing data on carbon emissions, energy usage, and other environmental factors, climate analytics allows businesses to understand their carbon footprint and identify areas for improvement.

This information is crucial in setting and achieving environmental sustainability goals, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigating climate change risks. Additionally, climate analytics provides transparency to investors and stakeholders by offering insights into a company’s environmental performance, which is a critical aspect of ESG investing.

Therefore, climate analytics plays a crucial role in ESG and is increasingly becoming a top priority for businesses that want to create a sustainable future.

About The Panel

Mike Hanrahan is a the founder of Sustain.Life – which offers comprehensive sustainability software for every business. Mike was previously the CEO of Walmart’s Intelligent Retail Lab, where he and his team build artificial intelligence products and tools for Walmart’s stores. Prior to joining Walmart, Mike was co-founder and chief technology officer of online retailer,, which was purchased by Walmart for $3.3 billion in 2016.

Sabina Munnelly is a Partner at consulting services firm, Baringa. She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services: for the last 16 years, Sabina has been working as a consultant supporting the largest financial institutions in Europe and the US on projects at the intersection of business, technology, and data.

Sabina is a ‘futurist’ – passionate about using data across an organization to inform process efficiency, reduce costs, and manage risk and data transparency. Since joining Baringa Sabina has been able to reinvigorate her interest in climate change, a cause she’s been passionate about since university. She helps banks and asset managers to understand and measure the risks that it poses to their portfolios.

Rael McNally, Director, is a senior Portfolio Manager with BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power group and is a founding member of BlackRock Renewable Power and BlackRock Infrastructure having joined the team upon its formation in 2011. Mr. McNally shares responsibility for investment origination, underwriting, execution and portfolio management across OECD markets for GRP and for non-OECD markets as Head of Investments for the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP). Mr. McNally also played a lead role in the establishment of BlackRock’s c.$12bn global Infrastructure Debt platform.


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