Family Finances

Climate Leaders on Financial Security-Mike Byrne

September 27, 2023  • Financial Security Program

In this interview, Joanna Smith Ramani, the Co-Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, interviews Mike Byrne, a Specialist Executive at Deloitte. They delve into the intersection of financial security and climate change related challenges, focusing on how to ensure equitable financial security in a world increasingly affected by climate shocks and stressors. Mike Byrne, drawing from his extensive experience in disaster and emergency response, shares insights on how climate crises impact household finances and create challenges for families. He emphasizes the importance of compassion and creativity in addressing these issues and highlights the growing momentum in government and the private sector to improve cash transfer programs for affected individuals and families. The conversation reflects a collaborative effort to find innovative solutions to pressing financial security challenges in the face of climate change.