Daniel Osgood leads the Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). His team drives action and insurance efforts around the world, supporting most of the index insurance projects that have gone to scale, ranging from national level insurance to the hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers purchasing index insurance contracts built through farmer-driven, science-based processes. He has been involved in global policy processes such as the UNFCCC, with projects he works on highlighted by Ban Ki-moon in the opening speech at the 2015 Paris COP and has had press coverage in venues spanning Voice of America, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Nature, New York Times, and Reuters.