Financial Insights with James Cox

Business Risks Around Climate Change: a chat w Scott Nadler

An episode of Financial Insights with James Cox

By James Cox
This podcast covers issues of Climate Change, Socially Responsible Investing, Retirement Planning, the Economy, and Life and Disability Insurance. James Cox is a financial advisor with Devon Financial Partners. He focuses on wealth and risk management for clients of the firm. He is on the board of several organizations. James joined DFP in January of 2012.

Many of Mr. Cox’s clients are entrepreneurs and business owners. His practice helps individuals manage risk within their finances, even as they are striving toward creating successful companies. To learn more go to
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Veganism and Climate Change: a chat w Sailesh Rao
Sailesh Rao in the director of Climate Healers and we discuss how Veganism can help address the climate crisis.
December 7, 2018
Medicine and Gun Violence: a chat w Stephanie Bonne, MD
Dr. Stephanie Bonne is a trauma and emergency room physician at Rutgers School of Medicine. We recently discussed the reaction of doctors to the statement that they should "stay in their lane" regarding discussing gun violence. We discuss how we can begin to reduce the level of gun violence in the United States.
December 3, 2018
Promoting Diversity in the Workplace: a chat w Rhodes Perry
Rhodes Perry is the author of "Belonging At Work", as well as an advocate and consultant promoting diversity in the workplace. Many recent studies have shown that companies that embrace and nurture diversity perform better financially. "Rhodes Perry brings concrete advice and solid analysis from experienced professionals in corporate, government, and non-profit sectors alike. Belonging at Work is both a treasure trove of ideas and a road map for success. I'll be giving it to all my clients who are striving to be more effective and socially responsible leaders." What can you do to encourage more diversity in you workplace?
December 1, 2018
A Prayer For Compassion: a chat w Thomas Wade Jackson
"A Prayer For Compassion" is a new movie exploration about the spiritual roots we all share and the urgent need for Veganism on the planet. Thomas Wade Jackson is a film-maker with a beautiful message.
November 22, 2018
Solving Homelessness: a chat w Michael Rowe
Homelessness is a growing issue that is reinforced by multiple issues; financial insecurity, psychological issues, alcoholism, crime. How do we reduce the level of homelessness and resolve these many issues? We chat today with Michael Rowe of the Citizens Project of New Haven where he has been successfully doing this for 20 years.
November 20, 2018
Experiencing Hurricane Maria First Hand: a chat w Stephanie Morales
Stephanie Morales was born in Puerto Rico and lived through the tragedy of Hurricane Maria. She shares her story and insights... its one of the most moving conversations I have ever had.
November 15, 2018
The Role of Young People in Fighting Climate Change: a chat w Michael Allen
Michael Allen is a film-maker who is tackling the issue of climate change with his latest film, "How Hot Is It Going To Get?" He discusses in detail the need for young people to become educated and active. Any solutions to the climate situation requires a new level of activism.
November 8, 2018
Signs of Abrupt Climate Change: a chat w Kevin Hester
Kevin Hester is a climate researcher studying "abrupt climate change". He shares his insights as to current feedback loops feeding climate change and weather disruptions.
November 5, 2018
PTSD, Trauma and Healing: a chat w Deborah Roberts
Deb Roberts is a counselor and trauma therapist. She shares insights on the impact of trauma on our overall health and how we can better heal ourselves.
November 3, 2018
Building Empowerment, Community, and Hurricane Resistant Housing in Fiji:a chat w Philip Mirkin
Philip Mirkin is an educator and social activist who is currently working in Fiji to build Hurricane resistant housing for residents. The mission has since expanded to incorporate community building, training and woman empowerment. In an age of sea level rise and super typhoons, Fiji is on the front lines. Philip shares great advice that can help all of us.
October 31, 2018
The Environmental and Economic Impact of RedTide in Florida: a chat w Ken Hinkle
We discuss the causes and impacts of RedTide in Florida with Ken Hinkle, the president of Indian Riverkeepers, part of the Riverkeeper Alliance. Corporate and government decisions are having a negative impact on peoples health and the states economy.
October 29, 2018
Social Justice and the Migrant Caravan: a chat w Barbara McVeigh
Barbara McVeigh is a social justice advocate, writer and film maker from Marin, California. She has worked for a number of years with Guatemalan migrants and she shares her insights about the conditions and causes that have led to the Migrant Caravan. Valuable background on this timely topic.
October 27, 2018
On the Front Lines of Climate Change: a chat w Alekz Londos
Alekz Londos has spent the last 10 years as a photojournalist and first responder dealing with climate change. His experience has brought empathy and understanding that we all can benefit from. Alekz most recently was on location as Hurricane Michael struck Florida.
October 24, 2018
Fed raises rates, and questions, around the economy
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October 17, 2018
Conscious Aging and Creative Retirement: a chat w Art Mitchell
Art Mitchell is a consultant and author who is focused on conscious living and conscious aging. His current book is titled "Creative Retirement:Walking the Labyrinth of Conscious Living and Aging". We explore the importance of rethinking what we do in our golden years to be happier and more fulfilled, esp in the current economic environment. Art can be reached by email at
October 8, 2018
Mobilizing for Climate Disruption:a chat w Janice Kirsch
Janet Kirsch is a physician and speaker with 350 Bay Area. We had Initially talked days before hurricane Florence made landfall. We chat today about the need to approach climate disruption with increased vigor and commitment.
September 21, 2018
The Science of cellular aquaculture:a chat w Michael Selden
Michael Selden is co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods. His goal is to "become the world leader of seafood produced for mass consumption using cellular agriculture techniques rather than fishing in order to create a more sustainable world." We discuss the science, economics and sustainability of cellular aquaculture.
September 14, 2018
How Do You Create Plant Based Meats:a chat w Sadrah Schadel
Sadrah Schadel is co-founder of No Evil Foods, a company that provides plant based meat alternatives. She writes, "In 2014 I co-founded No Evil Foods out of a desire to offer the best & most sustainable proteins on the market. Seeking an alternative to laboratory created vegetarian mystery meats and the harsh realities of factory farming my partner and I set out on a mission to make bold, full-flavored plant meats..." Her company is growing and we learn how she does it.
September 12, 2018
What are the Risks as Bond Yields Rise?
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September 9, 2018
Breadfruit has Global Potential: a chat w Todd Manley
Todd Manley is a chef and CEO of Mutiny Island Vodka, a tropical spirit made from breadfruit. He is in the vanguard of developing the use of breadfruit as a plentiful, sustainable food that will change menus and economies around the world. It is an amazing story; give a listen.
September 6, 2018
Rethinking Seafood: a chat w Lou Cooperhouse
Lou Cooperhouse is CEO of BlueNalu, a company dedicated to being a global leader in "cellular aquaculture", providing consumers with great tasting, healthy, safe, and trusted seafood products, that support the sustainability of the oceans. Technology is changing the food and fishing industries.
September 4, 2018
Organic Farms Go High Tech: a chat w Steve Smith
Steve Smith is a co-founder of OrganicShopping.Com, an UBER-like app that connects consumers directly to organic farms to provide high quality food at lower costs and higher social impact. Small farms now have a chance to join the 21st century and connect directly to consumers. Exciting technology that will beta test in the Fall of 2018.
August 28, 2018
Clean Meat vs Factory Farms: a chat w Paul Shapiro
Paul Shapiro is the author of "Clean Meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world". He is also CEO of The Better Meat Company. We discuss how innovations in Clean Meat technology will soon change a food market currently dominated by factory farms. Great insights to a future that is not far away...
August 23, 2018
Transforming Food for the Future: a chat w Bruce Friedrich
Bruce Friedrich is CEO of Good Food Institute, a non profit focused of developing and promoting healthier and more sustainable food alternatives.
August 21, 2018
Helping Survivors of Abuse and HT: a chat w Kelly Dore
Human Trafficking is a huge issue, even in the United States. This is a follow up conversation with Kelly Dore, executive director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition. We discuss recent efforts by lawmakers to help survivors of HT. We also discuss how we can help people we may know individually. VERY CRUCIAL INFORMATION
August 19, 2018
"GMOs and Nuclear Power is Safe": a chat w Gab Ignetti
This episode is extremely controversial. Gab Ignetti has a podcast called EcoModernist. He contends that science is being undercut by "back to nature" arguments that are misguided. We discuss Population, nuclear power, GMOs, and many other topics... it is a raucous chat that has real utility.
August 17, 2018
Growing Food Efficiently Anywhere: a chat w Mike Straight
This was an exciting episode!! Mike Straight is the CEO of Farmpod, a company that has developed a way to cost efficiently grow high quality food in any climate and any location. With temperatures rising and weather becoming less predictable Farmpod has a real role to play in the future of food.
August 15, 2018
New Tech for Regenerative Ag: a chat w Elizabeth Pearce
Elizabeth Pearce of SymSoil discusses new technology that can benefit regenerative agriculture, while addressing climate change. Interesting stuff!!
August 9, 2018
Business Risks Around Climate Change: a chat w Scott Nadler
Scott Nadler is a longtime consultant for businesses, especially when it comes to integrating climate risks into their calculations. This is a great discussion that was so engaging that it honestly felt like we could have talked for hours.
August 1, 2018
Art, Empathy, and Climate Change: a chat w Amy Brady
Amy Brady is a poet and editor and is responsible for leading several artistic projects to help artists express what is happening with climate change and sea level rise. Her key piece of advice on how we effect real change, foster Empathy... In that regard, the arts play a critical role in the future of the human race.
July 29, 2018
Addressing Sea Level Rise Through the Arts: a chat w E. Rush
Elizabeth Rush is the author of "Rising", a contemporary novel on the impact of climate change. Her work provides insights and understanding that can help more people understand and address the risks we are facing due to Climate Change.
July 27, 2018
Managing Risk from Climate Change: a chat w Jeff Colgan
Jeff Colgan is the Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His recent article titled "The Market is Valuing Climate Risk All Wrong" looks at an important issue when trying to manage risk ( Our conversation looks at how Climate Risk affects many parts of the economy and our lives.
July 23, 2018
Lessons from my father...: a chat w Barbara McVeigh
Barbara McVeigh is the author of "Redemption: How Ronald Reagan nearly ruined my life". In this podcast she shares her experiences growing up in Reagan's America with a father in the Air Traffic Controllers union. I think her experiences are relevant to anyone struggling with the current state of political and economic affairs. She shares how she was able to overcome the darkness in her youth and still live out her dreams. She is a writer and movie producer. Her most recent work is found here, She is working on several other projects including a movie and helping Guatemalan refugees.
July 13, 2018
AI and Jobs: a chat w Erman Akdogan
Erman Akdogan is a leader in AI and cloud technology, having worked on Watson at IBM. He shares his view on how AI is affecting jobs and the economy.
July 11, 2018
How AI and Robots Can Help Mankind :a chat w Harry Novic
Harry Novic is an engineer with Samsung, a global leader in robotics and AI. Harry shares his view of a brighter future, as well as the challenges to come.
July 9, 2018
Coops, Clean Power and the Future: a chat w Dan Orzech
Dan Orzech is the GM of the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative; we discuss the opportunity to grow renewable energy using a different economic model. There are important insights he shares that have application nationwide.
July 6, 2018
Regenerative Design and Climate: a chat with Oliver Goshey
Oliver Goshey is an innovator in the field of Regenerative Design and Agriculture. He took his diverse life experience and founded Abundant Edge, a firm that helps train people around the world on how they can become more connected to nature, and in the process become more secure.
July 2, 2018
Childhood Trauma and Our Health: a chat w Jeffrey Friedman
I talked to Jeffrey Friedman about his PhD thesis on the impact of childhood trauma on peoples health throughout their lives. The findings are eye opening and something we all need to be aware of.
June 22, 2018
Ocean Health and Climate Change:a chat w Tapani Vuori
Tapani Vuori is the director of the Maui Ocean Center and Marine Institute. He shares insights into the links between climate, environment, and ocean health.
June 20, 2018
What do rising rates mean for investors?
Since December 18th, 2017 bond yields have moved up dramatically. What does this mean for retirees and savors? Learn what is causing this move in rates, as well as how you can manage the resulting risk.
June 18, 2018
Creating Sustainable Real Estate:a chat w Marla Thalheimer
Marla Thalheimer is a consultant with RE Tech Advisors. She helps property owners improve their bottom line while addressing sustainability issues and quality of life issues.
June 15, 2018
Jobs at Risk
A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute examined how robotics will affect labor and the economy. The study estimated that 800 million jobs (1/5 of all jobs) will be impacted by advances in robotics. Are you prepared? #2018-53382 Exp 1/20
June 13, 2018
Diet, Health and the Financial Impact on Life Insurance
A person's health has a huge impact on the financial security of themselves and their family. Understand how living healthy can not only improve your quality of life, but also your wealth and financial security.
June 9, 2018
"Building a human economy":a chat with Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang is an author and entrepreneur who is running for President of the United States in 2020. Mr Yang is a proponent of Universal Basic Income as a way to address some of the disruption being caused by the growth of AI. AI is changing the economy and Mr Yang discusses what jobs are at risk.
June 7, 2018
Climate and Biology: a chat with Erik Van Lennap
I connected to Erik Van Lennap on LinkedIn and discussed the role of ecology and sustainable design in Climate Change. Great conversation!
June 5, 2018
Climate Changing: a chat with Paul Beckwith
I first talked to Paul Beckwith 2 years ago. We recently chatted to discuss what changes he is seeing develop in the climate system. He also shares thoughts on what can be done to reverse Climate Change.
May 30, 2018
Earthships and Sustainable Building: an interview with...
Michael Reynolds is the founder of Earthships, a sustainable building project located in Taos NM. I asked him to describe what goes into creating a zero carbon footprint lifestyle.
May 24, 2018
A Buddhist View of Climate Change:a Chat with Robert Thurman
Robert Thurman, is the founder of Tibet House and close personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. While attending the Spring 2018 Ram Dass retreat on Maui, I asked him for the Buddhist perspective of climate change and how we can enact mindful change.
May 19, 2018
Advice for Young People: a chat with Duncan Trussell
I connected with Duncan Trussell, famed pod-caster and comedian, at the 2018 Spring Ram Dass retreat in Maui, HI. As a spiritual entrepreneur, I asked him what advice he had for young people getting started in the current economy. Note: there is comedy and sarcasm in this podcast, Duncan-style ...
May 15, 2018
Entrepreneurship and the Law: a chat with Melissa Jaffe
Melissa Jaffe is an attorney who works with entrepreneurs. We chatted while attending the Ram Dass retreat in Maui in Spring 2018. She offers advice that can help people starting their own business.
May 13, 2018
“It is an age of choice...”: chat with Emmanuel/Jo Clarkson
What is the relationship between spirituality and climate change. This interview looks at climate from a unique vantage point. Amazing message that is much needed today. 🙏❤️🙏
April 3, 2018
Climate Change and Society: an interview with Peter Buckland
Peter Buckland is with Penn States Sustainability Institute and a township official. I wanted to learn more of the connections between climate change and sociology.
March 27, 2018
Glyphosate and Autism: an interview with Stephanie Seneff
Stephanie Seneff is an MIT researcher who has done extensive work showing the connection between Glyphosate and Autism and other health issues.
March 21, 2018
US Intelligence Agencies Cite Climate Change Risks
Government agencies are citing the risk that climate change will create social and economic disruption.
March 14, 2018
Ethical issues around AI
A discussion with Chris Butler on the impact of AI on business
March 9, 2018
The Current State of Renewables: a chat with Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah is a leader in the renewable energy and solar industry. I was able to chat with him for a few moments to get his opinion of the clean tech space in 2018.
March 2, 2018
Climate Risk: an interview with Ian Dunlop
This recording is one of my first interviews on the subject of climate change in 2017. There is a transcribed version in my blog. Ian Dunlop is a climate activist with a background in the oil and coal industry.
February 28, 2018
Climate Impact on Bangladesh: a chat w/ M Zakir Hossain Khan
Mr. Khan recently attended COP23 and is helping Bangladesh address issues around climate change. He brings a unique perspective to a global issue.
February 26, 2018
Creating a Coalition to Fight HT: a chat with Kelly Dore
Kelly Dore is bringing together diverse organizations to combat human trafficking and help victims.
February 23, 2018
How will AI affect labor?
AI and the Evolution of Labor: an interview with JT Kostman. How will the job market be changed in the coming years and what can we do to prepare?
February 21, 2018
Cash Flow is Key for Start-ups
Growing your business and focusing on getting to positive cash flow is key. An interview with John Currie.
February 19, 2018
Fighting Human Trafficking
An interview with Kilian Moote.
February 16, 2018
Fighting Human Trafficking
An interview with Kilian Moote. What can we do to help fight HT? Who is at risk?
February 16, 2018
Veganism: a chat with C. Avior
Veganism and Animal Rights. A chat with chase Avior...
February 14, 2018
The science behind climate.
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February 12, 2018
The future of AI
An interview with Nikki Hallgrimsdottir to discuss the development of AI and the effect on the economy.
February 3, 2018
RMDs: the risk and a solution
Longevity poses a risk that Retirees may outlive their savings due to RMDs. How can Retirees reduce this risk?
January 29, 2018
Women are more vulnerable...
Women face a variety of risks. To be happy and financially secure it is critical to understand these risk and how they can be addressed.
January 15, 2018
How to guarantee retirement?
We are all working and saving to be able to live a quality retirement. How can I improve my chances of success in an uncertain world?
January 11, 2018
How can you manage risks?
It’s great that the stock market is hitting new highs. With investing comes risk.... how can we reduce that risk?
January 11, 2018
Entrepreneurship & Retirement
The Role of Entrepreneurship in Retirement Planning
November 20, 2017
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